Archives for: "January 2013"

Why Don't You Go Count the Birds?

January 25th, 2013
...there's one such initiative I've always passed on, letting it go for others to worry about. This is not because it doesn't interest me or doesn't have merit or isn't sincere in its intent; it's just because ... well... I don't know why. This is not because it doesn't interest me or doesn't have merit or isn't sincere in its intent, it's just because ... well... I don't know why. But this year, I'm taking a second look. This February, I'm going to participate in the 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count. more »

How I found relief amidst so much bad news

January 18th, 2013
Just when my ears had heard all they could take, the world called out more bad news. Kids killed kids in a school, adults poured oil over a coastline, countries polluted the air with missles -- it was more than could bare. No matter what I did, I couldn… more »

Control in Nature

January 11th, 2013
Calendars. They always get a lot of attention this time of year, and 2012 was exceptionally ripe for observation, thanks to the end of the Mayan's version. And speaking of endings, this is the last post in my series that looks at the human need to be in control, how it gets the best of us, how it can feed selfishness and greed. Crazy as it may seem, I'd like to use the calendar to show how we've come to believe that Nature should abide to our control. more »