• Know Your Alcohols!

    Mar 17th 2021

    Know Your Alcohols!

    Know your Alcohols!Not just cabernet from malbec, single malt from bourbon (although that's great too!) Alcohols are a diverse class of compounds. Some are liquid at room temperature, others are solid…

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  • The Afterlife: Sustainable Dying

    Feb 9th 2021

    The Afterlife: Sustainable Dying

    Sustainable Living and the Afterlife: Sustainable DyingSustainable living, when it comes full circle, goes hand in hand with sustainable dying. In seeking ways to give back to the Earth, let's remembe…

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  • The Afterlife, Part 1: Buried Costs

    Jan 25th 2021

    The Afterlife, Part 1: Buried Costs

    The Cycle of Life.The Afterlife, Part 1. The dark days of winter (in the midst of a pandemic) seem like an apropos time to reflect on life and death. In some ways, reflecting on death can help us keep…

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  • Interconnection and Interdependence

    Jul 4th 2020

    Interconnection and Interdependence

    A Declaration of Interconnection and Interdependence4th of July, 2020 True "independence" is a misperception. The great exchange of breath and substance between plants, animals and all kingdoms of li…

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    Jun 19th 2020


    Say it out loud: Black Lives Matter! In this moment, there's a convergence of a history of oppression, frequent killings of Black people with no consequences for their killers, political attempts…

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  • What is Soap?

    Mar 3rd 2019

    What is Soap?

    Have you ever wondered what soap is, or been curious about the science behind the bubbles? The magical kettle of soapy stew holds lessons in science for me and you! You don't have to be a…

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  • Gifts of the Trees

    Jan 21st 2019

    Gifts of the Trees

    Take a moment today to appreciate a tree. Choose a tree that has a presence in your daily life. Maybe one you've noticed but haven't given much thought to.Touch the tree. Be present with the tree…

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