Tag Archives: Earth Day

Reflections from/upon this Galactic Speck – Earth Day 2019

Reflection, noun: 1) the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it. “the reflection of light” 2) serious thought or consideration. “she doesn’t get much time for reflection” Let’s do both. Prepositions will help us infer which of these two senses we mean. Reflection from Looking to the heavens […]

Earth Day 2018 – what side are you on?

Last year on this date Ruben Anderson and I each posted an Earth Day piece. [1, 2] Looking back one year – here in the U.S. the Trump Administration had only three months under its belt, but the fierce political dichotomies leading up to DT’s election had been brewing for quite some time. Every subject […]

Every Earth should have its day.

Earth Day. Tag der Erde. Gauisus Terra Dies. El Día De La Tierra.  A terrific invention.  Setting up a day upon our calendars dedicated to thinking about our tiny little planet seems so appropriate. And there is SO much to think about. For starters, it’s not such a tiny little planet.  Ok, there is Jupiter.  […]

Marmota monax day

The humble groundhog… one might wonder why such a critter warrants its own special day. After all, there are only 365.25 days in a year to go around.  Here in the U.S. Martin Luther King gets a day; Presidents Washington and Lincoln share a day.  Mothers, Fathers, and Veterans each get a day.  We set […]

Are there angles in nature?

We are elements of the landscape, you and me. We take up our space, consume resources, and we serve as resource for others.  We as a species have an incredible impact on the natural world.  We are not some monolithic collection of related animals… we come in many shades and sizes; we occupy habitats across […]

And now a word for our mothers

As Mother’s Day here in the States passes along I want to take a second to remember all our mothers.  And not just our individual mothers, though what better place to start?  But let us also recall the mothers of our children, our daughters and daughters-in-law with children, our sisters, and all our female family […]

I AM THE GRASS

Grass                 By Carl Sandburg in Cornhuskers, 1918 Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo. Shovel them under and let me work— I am the grass; I cover all And pile them high at Gettysburg And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun. Shovel them under and let me work. Two years, ten years, and […]