The Link Between Ecology and Economy

The Link Between Ecology and Economy

When I was a beginning Science student in the early 1970’s, the world was becoming familiar with a new/old word, “ecology.” It sounded a lot like “economy” and not without reason. Ecology and economy are directly linked. In the dawning...
Waved Albatrosses Need Protection

Waved Albatrosses Need Protection

If we rely on the oceans for food, how do we care for ocean dependent creatures? The Waved Albatross is increasingly endangered. This species breeds exclusively in the Galápagos Islands. Actually, almost all on one small island. In spite of efforts to protect the...
The return of the tortoises

The return of the tortoises

Good news today about the return of the tortoises native to Isla Española in the Galápagos Islands. This distinctive species once thrived on the oldest and easternmost island of the archipelago. In these days of mass extinctions, we may well look to the Galápagos...
Miles Before I Sleep

Miles Before I Sleep

Closer to home than my previous trip, on a drizzly September weekend with rain in the forecast I attended the Pacific NW Writers’ Association writing conference at a hotel on International Boulevard across the street from SeaTac airport. Getting to a destination...
What is Twenty per cent of Your Life Worth?

What is Twenty per cent of Your Life Worth?

What if you had to give up twenty percent of your life? that is one-fifth. If you get the recommended eight hours of sleep every night, that’s thirty-three percent. Would you give up almost five hours of sleep? What else could you give up? eating? drinking? How...
Don’t Blink

Don’t Blink

Don’t Blink! If you blink you could miss a moment! That is not to say your eyes must stay open every one of the 86,400 seconds of every day, or 604,800 seconds every week, or 31,536,000 seconds of every year … . I know the time I have spent with my eyes wide open has...

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