Wildlife & The COVID-19

Whether we like it or not, the creatures we share with the planet are tied to us. The virus, SARS-CoV-2 sprang from the commercial wildlife trade that acknowledges the relationship. We can exploit nature, but serious repercussions follow for our species. We influence wildlife from the lowly rats of New York to the elephants of…Read more »

Peace Garden

In this time of the pandemic, I’ve noticed that people get angry easily. Add politics to that and attitudes get out of hand. We need somewhere to go and find peace within ourselves. There is such a place open to the public in Tacoma, WA. A Buddhist temple surrounded by gardens and symbols of peace…Read more »

Fall Fun

I drove up to the mountain region of Eastern Washington for a change of pace from the city life. Not a speck of snow remained on the peaks. We had a hot summer. Because of the dry weather and the pandemic the price of fruit was expensive. I loved the decorations though of the Smallwood…Read more »