Prior to getting chickens I did a lot of research. I wanted to understand not just what I could expect from the chickens themselves, but also what the dynamic might look like with respect to the various other pets we have, what the time commitment was, and what major problems we needed to plan for.
In the work I do I am often called on to ask an individual or a group: what are you trying to accomplish? It’s not a brilliant question, in fact it is the kind of thing you often just take for granted –surely this has been considered before embarking on an action. Right? Well the
Sometimes we get a call from a polling group wanting to know an opinion on this thing or that thing in politics. Sometimes you can guess who has paid for the poll based on the questions or what the issue is that might be turning up on the next ballot, I think it’s part of
Three times in my life I have felt uncomfortable walking around. I should start here by saying I love to walk, and I believe that walking is really the best way to get to know where you are, feel the vibe, experience the culture. I have walked all over. In cities across the US, in
I write a lot about animals that I like, dogs and cats and in particular my dogs and cats because I have an active relationship with them. I know them well, I observe their behavior, we interact. I find them interesting and I love them, probably this is connected. But I live in a place
Here’s the thing about perspective: it’s yours. From wherever you stand, literally or figuratively, what you see is exactly, entirely and only what you see. You might experience something in a way similar to another person, but only you are seeing whatever it is you are looking at in the way that you are seeing
Most of us seem to be at a place where we can take flying for granted and thus be annoyed by the whole experience. I have not forgotten that it is basically a miracle that we are all hurtling through space, well above the safety of the earth in a glorified tin can, and I