Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Jefferson’

A Lesson From Elephants About Family Disintegration

WARNING: This material is apt to be provocative, and for some, offensive. THE FIRST TIME I SAW ELEPHANTS IN THE WILD – in their habitat – was in 1982, in Africa, on the Serengeti. We had approached a “herd” of nervous elephants who quickly formed a circle while their “leader” trumpeted us a clear message: […]


A Christmas Message: His ‘Gift of the Magi’

December 7, 2013 On December 7th, the Christians Science Monitor, my favorite tabloid, published a quote of Nelson Mandela, South African’s heroic apartheid fighter, who died a few days ago, expressed by him after his more than two decades in prison: “… As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to […]


Getting a “Locke” on the Fourth of July

It is sweltering hot in Philadelphia in late June 1776. That’s why he rented a second-floor apartment with five windows, giving him cross ventilation. He wanted the breeze to keep him cool; he had a lot of writing to do. There was no air conditioning. He wrote at night, after long hours spent with the […]


Getting a “Locke” on the 4th of July

It is sweltering hot in Philadelphia in late June 1776. That’s why he rented a second-floor apartment with five windows, giving him cross ventilation. He wanted the breeze to keep him cool; he had a lot of writing to do. There was no air conditioning. He wrote at night, after long hours spent with the […]


Disappearing Florida – The Eagle Has Landed!

Not all of the environmental information coming from Florida is discouraging. We do have an ecological success story! Our National Emblem, the Bald Eagle. After almost 40 years of concerted conservation efforts, the Eagle Has Landed! The Bald Eagle is the only eagle that is unique to North America. About half of the Bald Eagles […]