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A Frog Blog

Earth Day at Lone Bobcat Woods was a mixture of joy and grief. We celebrated the beautiful bountiful wildflowers and rich greenery which have sprung up since the late March rains (yes, the poison oak is bountiful, too). Pacific Chorus Frogs in our pond regaled us with … [More]

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We spent two months parked beside my sister's house near Tracy, California

Celebrating Ten Years and 300 Shows

As I write, plentiful rains are blessing northern California. We can practically hear the ground slurping in the much-needed water. February frogs in the rising pond regale us with a throaty joyous chorus. Near us, on the south side of Round Mountain, bark beetles have … [More...]

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Sooke Harbour House & Restaurant — Pioneers of Local (307)

Nestled beside Sooke Bay on Vancouver Island, Sooke Harbour House Hotel has gardens boasting hundreds of edible plants, including sea plants at ocean's edge. Innkeepers Frederique and Sinclair Phillip … [More]

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Making Meaning for the Ending of Our Days, part 2 (306)

Stephen Jenkinson asserts that our death-phobic culture considers "The best death is the least death" — basically dying quickly and knowing little about dying. He titled his book Die Wise rather than … [More]

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Making Meaning for the Ending of Our Days, part 1 (305)

Stephen Jenkinson made keen observations in his decades working with the dying. The author of Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul observed that our high-technology medical system often makes … [More]

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What About Veganism? (304)

"The more we take back our ancestral roots and eat the diet our ancestors ate, we go back to what is the most natural for our physiological makeup." The author of Primal Body, Primal Mind considers a … [More]

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Vertical Gardening for Small Spaces (303)

"There are wonderful ideas for what people are doing, working with small spaces. There's lots to get you excited about growing — anywhere." Stephen Hindrichs shows three approaches to growing … [More]