Polio Blogs 2: Getting fitted for a new kind of life

Most of those infected never get seriously ill. They may feel unusually tired, stiff, and achy, but they recover quickly and assume they had a bout with the flu. When they return to school or work, the virus returns with them. But in about 2 percent of all cases, the virus penetrates the central nervous … Continue reading Polio Blogs 2: Getting fitted for a new kind of life

Subdued still… Paris, Lebanon, Nigeria … and others

  This morning I see a goose moving steadily across a leaden sky, alone, strong in its purpose.  The muse to my mind today. +++++++++ I am goose flying slow over the good earth of forests, fields, lakes, flying fast and high above ruins, mangled, bloodstained earth. I move north, I move south cruising along … Continue reading Subdued still… Paris, Lebanon, Nigeria … and others

In the middle of the ocean we have to keep swimming

Approaching COP21 ... In Paris,  30 November - 11December 2015 I sit in the warm afternoon sun of the back yard this mid-November day, musing about the upcoming, awfully important Paris talks on climate change, in light of a recent scientific kerfuffle regarding mass extinctions on our pleasant little planet.  Evidently these catastrophic events — … Continue reading In the middle of the ocean we have to keep swimming