Category Archives: Nature and Conservation

Thoughts on Nature, Conservation, and our planet in general

Victory Over Nature!

Today is Endangered Species day, where we celebrate the anthropogenic march to extinction of other species and Homo sapiens’ victory over nature. Wait, that’s not right. The opposite of that? Endangered Species Day is important because too many species around … Continue reading

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The Greatest Day of My Life

If you look closely at my username, it is “murasakiokapi” which is “murasaki” and “okapi” put together.  In Japanese, murasaki means purple, and an okapi is an animal.  The best animal.  Ever.  Yes, better than a t-rex or even the … Continue reading

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World Wildlife Day

Today, for those of you unawares, is the inaugural World Wildlife Day.  Why World Wildlife Day?  Well, in the words of Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations: “While the threats to wildlife are great, we can reduce them through … Continue reading

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The Value of an Education

Today I read the fabulous book I Am Malala, which is the story of an amazing teenage girl who campaigns for universal education and was shot in the face by the Taliban for her efforts.  Her story is incredibly moving an inspirational, … Continue reading

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Conservation in the Context of Resolutions

It may come as a shock to you all -it certainly was a shock to me! – but this week, we bid a glad farewell to 2013 and welcomed 2014 with open arms.  For many, New Year’s becomes a time … Continue reading

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Spontaneity and the Mountain Adventure

Recently, I have been feeling a little pessimistic about work, relationships, and life in general.  Nothing critical, but also not fun to deal with.  Last week, after running some errands, I had a wild hair to just drive and go … Continue reading

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Shark Week Comes to a Close

So, another fun whirlwind of a week comes to a close and the nation weeps big, salty tears.  We laughed, we screamed, we raged against mockumentaries.  Hopefully, we all learned a little something new, came to appreciate what was previously … Continue reading

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