As a boy growing up on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, I often saw an amusing admonition posted in the rest rooms of gas stations, restaurants and even public libraries: “Please Flush the Toilet ... California Needs the Water!”
The joke provided some relief from the resentment felt by farmers and...
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“How do I know these are the things nobody wants to hear? Because I was the one saying them over and over until I was blue in the face ...”
– Jennifer Pastiloff, blogger for MindBodyGreen
Maybe it’s just me.
I mean, I should have been thrilled when I attended the recent community...
“People have a sort of hubris and think they can control different parts of nature and its proven that they are wrong ... Ecological controls don’t work out exactly as planned.”
– James R. Flemming, author of The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control
“Suppose ... that the...
“Once the camel gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow.”
– Saying attributed to Bedouin tribesmen
It’s been creeping up on us for a couple of decades.
It’s been the subject of popular and scientific articles, books and lectures. It’s been proposed by kooks,...
“Words are also seeds, and when dropped into the invisible spiritual substance, they bring forth after their kind.”
– Charles Fillmore, American theologian
“What kind of stories do you write?” my granddaughter asked.
“I mostly write about the environment. Plants and...
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!”
– Dr. Seuss
Had enough yet?
First, there was Black Friday. Then came Gray Saturday, Savers’ Sunday, Cyber...
“There is no despair in a seed. There’s only life, waiting for the right conditions – sun and water, warmth and soil – to be set free. Everyday, millions upon millions of seeds lift their two green wings.”
– Janisse Ray, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food
On your next...