Writer, storyteller, foodie, enviro, animal lover, photo enthusiast, traveler - opinionated but open. I wake up eager to start the day.
Kermit was right. “It’s not that easy being green.” His lyrics were about being happy with who you are, but it’s no wonder they’ve been adopted by environmentalists. It’s pretty hard to get through the day without making compromises of one sort or another. Take plastics, for instance. My partner and I both consider ourselves […]
Though not a poster child for “until death do us part”, media host Larry King has recorded his support for New Yorkers for Marriage Equality. King has lots of experience with marriage, having been to the altar seven times. He points out how silly it is to let men and women marry as many times […]
I started smiling from the first frame of this video. The enthusiasm of the Missoula, Montana, Coyote Choir (elementary students) is infectious as they sing and dance their encouragement to eat local food. They give thumbs down to junk food with hand-made signs bearing slogans such as, “Grease Bombs, 800% of Daily Fat” and “Sugry […]
I have mixed feelings about this video but not about the impulse behind it. No child of same-sex parents should have to endure a gauntlet of stares, finger pointing, and whispered comments. The minister welcomes the boy and his mothers with a simple phrase and a meaningful glance at his congregation, but I doubt any […]
When my ex and I had a small ranch in Cariboo (rural heart of British Columbia), we also had a major predator problem. We moved from Vancouver Island with a menagerie that included a full-meal deal for prey animals. For their dining pleasure we offered ducks, geese, chickens, lambs, and piglets. They responded with gusto. […]
It was a video that finally freed Annie. Watching a young circus employee beat and jab a 59-year-old elephant roused public anger. Thousands of people, from around the world, signed petitions protesting the cruelty. So the last circus elephant in Britain has moved to a wildlife park. For fifty years she was forced to do […]