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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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Boy on a Bus

The city rolls past, block by dirty block, and people on errands carry on without even a glance my way.  This is the usual way home, on a usual day.  We pay our fare and take our seats side-by-side in … Continue reading

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Gifted and Talented

This could easily turn into a long rant, but I don’t think it needs to.  Let me try to say this clearly, and concisely: Telling students that they are “Gifted and Talented” does them an incredible disservice.  All students are … 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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Lost and Found

Lost and Found There isn’t a simple way to say Walking through the mossy forest Damp with dew and life anew Mud and chorus frogs and mushroom tops And a better world dripping from the leaves What I’m really feeling … Continue reading

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The Art of Saying Goodbye

The Art of Saying Goodbye That golden morning, the world seemed Poised and perfect, picturesque As dew on grass from sunlight gleamed Beneath a sky both warm and cold Waves on beaches washed ashore Stranded serpents, strangled silence And tiny … Continue reading

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Waiting on Snow

Waiting on Snow Between equinoxes When the world withers And waits to die again When summer’s abundance Lays the foundation for life To live again The geese are gone Mosquitoes sleep And dream of perspiring necks Ruffled boots and knitted … Continue reading

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