Category Archives: environment

Garlic Mustard: The Time is Ripe

Time to get rid of it. Garlic mustard. Sounds tasty, doesn’t it? It’s a pretty little wildflower with lovely white blossoms. The leaves have an attractively scalloped edge, and a savory garlic taste, a fantastic addition to salads, quiche, and … Continue reading

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A Little Street Art

A while ago I was driving down a street in Albany, NY and happened to see this flash of red in the distance. I’m always a sucker for street art, so I had to do a U-turn and take a … Continue reading

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The Crow Show

They start moving as the sun begins to go down. The first birds are so far away they look like grains of pepper against the gray sky. The crows are heading into Amsterdam for their nightly jamboree. Amsterdam, NY, like … Continue reading

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The Long Brown Path: Minneriya National Park

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road… Free, the world before me The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose   Henceforth I ask not good fortune, I myself am good fortune Henceforth I whimper no … Continue reading

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The Future of Elephants

This is my favorite moment in Sri Lanka. When I went to Sri Lanka, I didn’t know much about the country. But I knew that, more than anything else, I wanted to see one of my favorite animals: elephants. Wild elephants, in … Continue reading

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To Feed a Mockingbird

Another day, another parking lot. Now this might not look like a National Park or anything. But I drove into this parking lot in Guilderland, NY the other day, parked, and sat there thinking about nothing in particular for a … Continue reading

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Red Orange Yellow Day

It’s the last day of January. The dead of winter. Long ago, I had a terrific boss who insisted that every year the staff celebrate Red Orange Yellow Day. I’m not sure if he made it up, or if there … Continue reading

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