Normally in July, my husband and I watch the fireworks show at Emerald Downs Horsing Racing Field. This year has been strange. We sat in our car to watch the fireworks when loud, noisy calls sounded from the fir trees. Every branch of the fir trees was covered in crows. This was creepy like the…Read more »

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 »