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Grounding for the Hardscrabble Runs

Grounding, or earthing is a controversial practice that in its truest sense involves direct physical contact with the ground. Some people claim health benefits and I don’t doubt they may be true. 372 more words

Fitness And Running

Yellow-Fringed Orchid (Platanthera ciliaris)

Overview: Listed as threatened or endangered in most states, the Yellow-Fringed Orchid ranges from southern New England west to southern Ontario (historic), southern Michigan, Illinois south along the coastal plain to Florida, and west to Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri.  267 more words


Earth Day 2016 Celebration

Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 when tens of millions of people took part in rallies across America, following an enormous oil spill that happened the previous year in Santa Barbara, California.  202 more words


See the California Coastal Poppy?

Did you know there are different types of California poppy flowers? I recently learned about it from a radio announcer who explained why poppies were being removed from the UCSB campus. 360 more words

Creative Life

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Overview: Considered the national emblem of the United States, the bald eagle has flourished under protection.  Larger than most other raptors, it possesses a heavy body, large head, and long, hooked bill.  268 more words