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It’s time. I’ve saved for years. I bought five extra years’ service with the state, bolstering my pension. I don’t have to work in the court system any more. The judicial process is painstaking, and as a citizen I appreciate the serious efforts of the courts to apply the law, to resolve conflicts, to get things right — at the same time, I don’t have to take those pains myself any more.

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There’s a vast continent-sized island of plastic debris floating in the Pacific. Meanwhile, the polar bears are drowning in the Arctic for lack of ice floes. I suppose it would be prohibitively expensive, but what if we could fuse a lot of that Pacific debris into plastic floes cast adrift in the Arctic for the desperate bears to clamber up on and catch their breath?

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Every so often I catch the light just right. Just before the sun comes up, it hits the windows of the highrises in San Francisco, and they glow as if molten.

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One of the unexpected pleasures of this trip to Minnesota was connecting with people I hadn’t seen for years. While that connecting was a catalyst for the trip, it also involved a friend I’ll never see again. (more…)

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I drove down to Monterey Bay this Saturday to check out  The Elkhorn Slough “Safari.”  (more…)

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Science has measured and discussed the positive and negative effects of ions for years. I’ve heard that the ocean shore carries a different ionic charge, which can be energizing for many critters, and as proof  I give you our Edie girl:

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