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Holiday shopping is just around the corner.  Some of you may have already started it, many of you are probably thinking about it.  If you tend to shop online, try giving AmazonSmile, a division of Amazon  ( 257 more words

Guest Review of 'The Loch'

I am pleased to announce a new guest review: Lucy C has kindly agreed to let me share here on Mary Queen of Plots her thoughts on ‘The Loch’, Mary Stewart’s essay that appeared in the 1971 anthology… 720 more words

Mary Stewart


VERTICAL FARMS are a viable approach to addressing multiple issues related to agriculture, quality, dwindling resources, and demand.

Local governments should make an effort to entice such companies to locate in their communities. 19 more words

Point Pelee Raptors

Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk (or Sharpie)

Point Pelee in autumn – it’s a first for me. I’ve been here twice in spring; once at the peak of the northward bird migration; the second time a week or two too early, which meant that sighting a warbler of any kind was a thrill. 227 more words


A radical look at human history over the last 10,000 years

Paul Shepard (1925-1996) regarded this book as his most important. With convincing arguments and resonating descriptions of certain periods of human progress and modern humanity’s addictions and delinquencies, it postulates that, during the last 10,000 years, we have not taken the right steps towards greater adult maturity. 167 more words


Our Infatuation with Solar, Wind Could Make Climate Change Worse

During these troubling times of environmental turmoil, in which dangerous levels of carbon dioxide emissions threaten to destabilize the global climate, it’s no surprise that a lot of people are pushing vehemently for greater investment in renewable energy. 1,800 more words

The compounding effects of living by example

I cannot claim to hide the fact that the environment means a great deal to me. I am currently spending my working life trying to research some of the impacts humans have had on the environment. 1,244 more words