Savoring the Peak Moments of Our Lives

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I was recently interviewed by Carolyn Baker for her "New Lifeboat Hour" podcast, to which she gave the delicious title above (thank you Carolyn!!) Carolyn is the author of numerous books, including Navigating the Coming Collapse, and Dark Gold: The Human Shadow and the … [Read more...]

A Frog Blog

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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 … [Read more...]

Visualizations for a Healthy Breast

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I don't normally blog about my health or really personal issues, but I wanted to share these with you. Thermograms of my right breast show a hot vascular pattern. This can be an early sign of trouble. Fortunately nothing is visible on mammograms or ultrasound. In … [Read more...]

Janaia Offers the Last Word in Grief Video

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Guy McPherson, intrepid chronicler of abrupt climate disruption, recently declared he has arrived at stage #7 of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's Five Stages of Grief.* (His self-defined stage #6 is "Gallows Humor," some of which he shared with us in Living Each Moment in the Face of … [Read more...]

Janaia interviewed on Nature Bats Last (audio)

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Last week I was interviewed by Guy McPherson and Mike Sliwa on their Nature Bats Last podcast. It's fun to turn the tables: I've interviewed Guy twice: Climate Change and Human Extinction - A Personal Perspective (2014) and Living Each Moment in the Face of Abrupt Climate … [Read more...]

Readying “Le Cube”

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Here's a small picture essay of our focus the last month or so, as we downsize and move belongings out of our house and garage. We had a pad leveled not far from our "little house" (RV), and brought in a shipping container we've named "Le Cube" since it's a high cube model … [Read more...]

Poo to Peaches – composting toilet book

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I just read Poo to Peaches - A composting toilet book for you while using our Lone Bobcat Woods trench toilet. I'm donating this "first-of-a-kind" book to our Nevada County library. It teaches kids and adults about composting toilets and the nutrient cycle, and was my … [Read more...]

Help me find magical music for my story

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Dear music-loving friend, I want your help. I'm looking for music to use in three short music tracks for "The Little Fir and the Christmas Tree Angel." I'm producing a video of this heartwarming story I illustrated 30+ years ago. I've gotten permission for most of the … [Read more...]

Peak Moment TV in a Doctoral Thesis

We feel very honored to be referenced with the following personages in Marie Little's doctoral thesis on Climate Change Adaptation through the School of Public Health, Curtin University, Western Australia. Her proposal includes radical mitigation and reduction in … [Read more...]

Celebrating My Art – Prints to Share

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I've long wished to share my paintings more widely, and have just found a way to do it! You can order prints of these images in Janaia's Gallery at SeattleOnCanvas. You choose the size and medium (canvas or paper or notecards). We've found that "Burning Platform" (above) … [Read more...]