Category Archives: Environment

Ancient gender struggle plays out in modern Nomadic tribe

This morning, on the NPR Morning Edition’s short series “Climate Connections,” there was an article about the Tureng people of Mali. This nomadic people have been forced to move into cities and grow crops, rather than raise goats, because of … Continue reading

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I miss the old paper yogurt cups!

One of my fondest memories of elementary school was sitting at those small tables at lunchtime and opening up my lunch box to find a cup of boysenberry yogurt (Does anyone make this any more?). I would take the cup, … Continue reading

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Deer in Roslindale

This morning I looked out my window to see these two beauties! How they managed to get to my yard, I don’t know. Our house borders the train tracks and then the Arboretum, but there’s a tall fence between the … Continue reading

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Haikus for a Greener World

The awesome Better World Travel Club (a green alternative to AAA) inspired these great green Haikus. Here one I like: Leftover meatloaf keeps cool and safe in my fridge, but it heats the world*. [*NOTE: The refrigerator heats the world, … Continue reading

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Gardening Teaches Patience

Parenting teaches patience, or so I’ve been told. But gardening seems to be a better teacher. Every day I go out and look at my garden to see what is new. I thrill at the new buds, leaves, and flowers. … Continue reading

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Loving Rain

Global Climate Change has brought Boston a lot of rain this spring. Now that I’ve started getting into gardening, rain has become a blessing rather than a nuisance. It’s so wonderful to be able to know that with each little … Continue reading

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