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The cats (and dogs) of Turkey

Cats own the neighborhoods in Turkey. In Istanbul they lounge in doorways and catwalk across ledges. They bask in the sun on the marble slabs of Ephesus. In many towns …

The birth of modern Turkey

I recently returned from a trip to Turkey. I had traveled to Turkey in 2003 with my friend Elaine and wanted to visit again to experience more of this fascinating …

A new chapter for the blog

Years ago, in what seems like the dim dark past, I wrote an occasional blog post related to my work in environmental communications. Now I am living a different life, …

How gratitude can benefit your life

Happy Thanksgiving! We all give thanks on this holiday. Cultivating gratitude throughout the year can have tremendous positive effects on your health and your relationships. Here are seven scientifically proven …

Breeding Grounds film premieres

Breeding Grounds premiered last night at Northwest Film Forum. This post-apocalyptic movie explores the relationships among a small group of people thrown together in a “breeding camp” designed to repopulate …

Videos on how to water for healthy plants

I’ve been working with In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes to produce a series of videos teaching people proper watering methods. The idea is that if you water slowly and deeply, your …