Humans Probably Will Not Go Extinct
Reading and writing about the climate crisis means to follow a changing narrative, as climate change is now happening fast and brutally, and humanity’s climate-action response has, consequently, changed dramatically in the last few years. Though we still use mostly fossil fuels, our direction has decidedly switched to one of renewable fuels and other measures…
Face to face with God . . . in his nature
In the quiet of nature, we find ourselves face to face with God’s love of life and variety of life, his cycles of life and death and life again, the immensity of his time and space, and with the wonders and wisdom by which he created the universe. At the seashore, on a mountaintop, in…
Messy in Nature
It’s messy sometimes, writing while in nature. I’ve sand on my shorts and sand on the bike bag that I’m using as a writing surface. Rain drizzle smears the lines on wide-ruled notebook paper as my pen attempts to scribble this morning’s thoughts. Words don’t appear on wet paper, so I skip a few lines…
The weather is weird.
As I left church this Sunday, I spoke to an eighty-year-old man who has lived his life on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, and he commented, “The weather is weird.” I’ve heard similar sayings from folks who’ve lived for decades in my neighborhood. They say that rain and wind usually start by September, and…
More Election News: Debates and endorsements by The Seattle Times
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“Go Where the Good Is” and “Learn How to Be Useful”
“Go where the good is” and “Learn how to be useful”: simple phrases that, when enacted upon, have enormous consequences.[note: This is a re-post (with some edits) from a blog page that I once administered. It was originally posted 21 May 2021.] Last night, I told my son Pat that I was proud of him.…
Washington State’s election season is upon us.
Our awareness, knowledge, involvement, and votes during the political process determine whether our environment and nature are conserved. Please see the political endorsements for Washington State candidates made by The Seattle Times and others at https://mrmconservation.com/legislation-politics-and-democracy/
Creation theology: the truths we learn.
God created the heavens and the Earth, or more specifically, through his spirit he molded all the planets, stars, and the life they sustain, using energy, elements, and physical laws of the universe. He engineered the cosmos through gravity, atomic forces, chemical and genetic relationships, and more. We now know that Earth is 4.5 billion…
A richer, fuller history of Little Big Horn
I submitted the following in the comments section of the E.J. Dionne article that is referenced below: When I first visited the Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument years ago, I learned mostly about Lt. Col. George Custer and his several hundred soldiers—with a mention of Chief Sitting Bull and of Indians. When I toured…
Man, I needed the recent climate-action headlines.
When I was a child, my family often vacationed at Lake Powell and camped near Bullfrog Marina. What a long lake it was—120 miles long. It’s incredible to see the NASA photos showing how much of it has dried up. In the past decade, I’ve experienced summers of smoke, heat, and drought in the western…