The Hummingbird and the Forest Fire

Have you heard of Wangari Maathai? In 2004 Ms. Maathai was honored with a Nobel Peace Prize for her work founding the Green Belt Movement, which enlists villagers, and especially women, to improve their local environment. They are responsible for planting over 20...

What Gives You Hope in Life?

What gives you hope in life? The other night I found myself discouraged, as many people do these days, and I decided to make a list of what gives me hope in this crazy, mixed-up and amazing world of ours. For some reason it feels comforting to make a list, like...

Man Interacting With Nature Photography

Every now and again interesting things drop into my inbox like nature photography, although some of these are manmade, too, not just nature. Perhaps you’ve seen these photographs before. Most of them were new to me. Some are manmade structures, some are made by...

Eudora Welty’s Garden

According to Writer’s Almanac, Eudora Welty, born in Jackson, Mississippi (1909), wrote several novels, including The Optimist’s Daughter (1972), but she’s best known for her short stories, which she wrote, rewrote, and revised by cutting them apart...

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