Category Archives: nature

Scott Fights Scotts

There’s a creek that runs through my neighborhood.  I walk it frequently.  I consider myself the unofficial keeper of this creek, as I uproot invasive mustard plants and pick up dozens of bags of trash along a mile stretch of the … Continue reading

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Man Walks Dog, Terrorizes Neighborhood

When my wife and I were looking for a house to buy 15 years ago, I told her about a rule I had: the “let-the-dog-out-without-worrying-about-it-getting-hit-by-a-car” rule.  I wasn’t even sure we’d ever get a dog, but figured this rule would also … Continue reading

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A Long Unicycle Ride

One of the bright spots these past few years for the environment has been the awareness and change towards saving seafood species. Greenpeace deserves a ton of credit for this.  Since recently launching their seafood sustainability ratings of retailers, they … Continue reading

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Natural Foods- Progress, not Perfection

I was recently offered membership to Natural Products Association.  I declined. Natural products are better than the usual junk foods that people eat, but given all of the synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides used in the growing process (and the … Continue reading

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Unforgettable

I was out in the woods with my 6 year old daughter yesterday.  She grabbed a plastic bag that she saw lying on the ground and started filling it with other trash.  We always go for the plastic first, before … Continue reading

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The Changing of the Tides

This story headline [“One billion cans of certified- sustainable tuna heading to supermarket shelves“] recently came across my inbox.  Many large conventional retailers have also started to support sustainable seafood. A shout-out goes to Greenpeace, who really spearheaded this effort … Continue reading

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I love Christmas Day.  On Dec. 25th, it’s all about hanging out with family, eating, and watching the kids love the day. I’m not too thrilled with the period between the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) to the day before … Continue reading

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