Category Archives: Environment

Sky Awareness

The sky is everpresent.  The sky is the part of our world that can be breathtakingly beautiful and at times, very frightening.  We would not exist without the sky.  Most of us only usually take notice of the sky when … Continue reading

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Dark Sky

There is an abandoned farmstead northwest of my town I drive to whenever there is a forecast for aurora activity, meteor showers, or those times I just want to look at the night sky.  The area has the least amount … Continue reading

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Appreciate Weeds

Now that Nebraska weather is transforming into warmth again, it’s time to brace myself for lawn care season.  Fortunately, most of my neighbors are not lawn purists.  Like me, they haul out the mowers every week or so to shorten the … Continue reading

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Save The Spiders

I looked up from the book I had been reading to glance at the cone-shaped candle holder on the nearby table. A small, grey spider was running endlessly around the edge of the container in orbit around the flame. She … Continue reading

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Wonder

I was in the ol’ Camry driving in an easterly direction on a nearly deserted highway. It was two weeks ago just before 6:00 in the morning.  The cruise control was engaged at 65 mph, the stereo was pumping out … Continue reading

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Cut Home Energy Costs

As a non-wealthy person, I’m constantly looking for ways to cut expenses.  Besides rent, the two largest monthly bills are for natural gas and electricity.  Through trial and error, I’ve managed to find ways to trim those bills down to … Continue reading

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Happy Monkey Day

Whenever I go to Henry Dorly Zoo in Omaha, I make a point of visiting the Primate areas.  I also make a point of celebrating World Monkey Day each year because I like monkeys.  Simians are fascinating because they are … Continue reading

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