fires produce water? Combustion of hydrocarbons, the Hindenburg, etc.
In the course of my master’s degree, I had to do research observations in the mountains of Taiwan every two weeks. Oh, darn. I HAVE to go spend time in a beautiful national park? How will I ever manage? This usually ended up being some cobbled together collection of six random days clustered close to […]
the name ascribed to Sarah Brightman in Chinese translates as “Salad”?
My garden is a sanctuary. It is the product of over 26 years of work: digging, rock-moving, planting, cement-working, land-sculpting, flattening, re-planting, sports-facility making, re-planting, weeding, re-landscaping, raking, cinder moving, weed-cloth stretching, re-planting, terracing, plumbing, watering, pruning, re-planting and all the other little tasks that go into nurturing plants and building a landscape. My dad […]
the word for honey is the same in Latin and Hawaiian? Mel
Near the end of my stay in Rome, my mom decided to come and visit me. This was truly a wonderful thing to look forward to as I had only been able to talk to her through the phone that either had charge or minutes, not both. It had also been quite the run of […]
Sunrises have all the beauty and promise of a new day. They take any circumstance, even pollution and turn it into something beautiful. They show that in this way a new beginning can change everything. Interestingly, it is not the passing of night that really embodies the promise of the sunrise but the cleansing of […]