Herstory

Sep 27, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Herstory

I am sitting in a local Thai restaurant waiting to order my noon meal. At the table next to me, three women converse about family history. The grandmother leads most of the exchange with talk of World War II and how different family members were affected. Then the story goes back another generation and weavesRead more …

Lessons from a White Bird

Sep 25, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Lessons from a White Bird

I wonder if it knows it is different. It seems to act like all the other jays, hopping about, snagging a few peanuts we offer at our bird feeder. It also seems to interact with the so-called normal jays in ways typical of its species. But, in outward appearance, this usually blue and gray birdRead more …

Healing Waters

Sep 23, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Healing Waters

Deep in a grotto composed of volcanic stone and weathered by hydrothermal activity, Lava Hot Springs mineral waters percolate up through a bed of natural gravels made of white quartz and beige volcanic pebbles. The water seeps upward, traced by little bubble ribbons. As the bubbles pop at the surface, little concentric circles radiate outwardRead more …

Ground Zero

Sep 23, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ground Zero

A scant five miles below the surface of the earth, a chamber of hot glowing magma sits in anticipation of releasing its simmering power. The Yellowstone volcano will eventually erupt again. It is not a matter of if, but when. I love sitting here watching geysers erupt, reminding us of this fact. The over 10,000Read more …

Selfie Sickness

Sep 21, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Selfie Sickness

The throng of visitors at Artist’s Point overlooking Yellowstone Falls is overwhelming. We choose to visit this park after school starts so as to as avoid such crowds. But, apparently, social media has popularized these amazing views to such an extent that folks flock here to get their selfies at all times. One study suggestsRead more …