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Rhonny Dam
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Don't Shut Up
In a previous post, "On The Turning Away," I referenced a Pink Floyd song. It's a good one. Written in 1987, it is no less spot-on now. Why don't we listen the first time around? This seems common. Here are some of the lyrics: No more turning away From the ...

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On the Turning Away
It's no secret that we have turned away from Nature. I'm far from alone in thinking that this is the source to most if not all our problems. Sometimes, though, my brain goes a little sideways and I get all X Files on myself. I can't help it - I think a lot....

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Make the Connection
It was over the course of a few days - a flurry of plastic articles and headlines. From the Guardian: Phthalates risk damaging children’s IQs in the womb, US researchers suggest http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/dec/10/phthalates-damage-childrens...

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The Mama Bear Myth
The Urban Dictionary defines “Mama Bear” as a mom who can be cuddly and lovable but also has a ferocious side when it's necessary to protect her cubs, and suggests “ a tough, aggressive, and protective mother, often going to extreme lengths to protect her c...

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Debunking the Debunking
We've been over this before, but it seems to bear repeating. Someone tried to bring it up to me as a debate point, so here I go again. There's this whole group dedicated to "debunking the myth of overpopulation." Actually, they've distilled it down to three...

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Tread Lightly
Sometimes the smallest things become really big analogies. Yes, I will definitely explain that vague splutter. I arrived home the other day to find my husband sitting outside with our neighbor, having a nice chat over a beverage. My husband sat in a lawn ch...

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The Truth of Selfishness
All our lives, we are told that if we don't want to have children, we are selfish. Don't believe me? That's because you probably have children and have never had to hear it. And I don't mean the good best-me-I-can-be selfish which actually exists but of whi...
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