It is easier to treat the symptoms of the Bay pollution problem than it is to convince the majority of people to take on their share of the responsibility and do what they can at home. Cognitive Dissonance is the perception that the Bay issue is being adequately dealt with by others and does not […]
We took a winters’ day walk among the trees in the woodlands behind our house in Heritage Harbor. It’s enlightening what can be seen when looked for. The woods are very appealing and there is lots of plant life there. Trees of course, but a whole lot more. We found Christmas ferns and bright green […]
The controversy over the New Green Deal is really just a paradigm shift. We are moving into a new way of thinking about our relationship to nature. The old 20th century paradigm is one of competition and confrontation. The new paradigm is cooperation and reunification with our natural heritage. The old way dies hard however […]
A ceremony for an old tree that need not be cut down.
Some people believe that small wooded areas adjacent to neighborhoods should not be touched. While I understand their concern for nature; their philosophy, which is best applied to a deep forest or isolated island, is inappropriate for these wooded areas. These areas are not pristine deep forest and do not have the capacity to become […]
There once was a woman who had a beautiful cherry tree. In its season it never failed to provide her with plump, juicy cherries. One day, however, she became dissatisfied with what the tree gave her. A group of lumberjacks offered her money for the reddish wood of the tree. She agreed to their deal, […]