Desert Notebook

Photo It is the rare storm that penetrates the Sonoran Desert. What litle precipitation does fall comes as a rule from December to March as gentle rains from Pacific weather disturbances, or in late July and August as violent thunderstorms. – John Alcock, Sonoran Desert Spring The humans who confronted the Pima and the Papago …

Learning Notebook

Photo It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. – Albert Einstein Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way Maybe then they’ll listen to whatcha have to say Cause they’re the ones who’s coming up and the world is in their hands. When you teach the children teach ’em the …

Food Notebook

Photo: Oranges Quotes about food and drink Quotes One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. – Virginia Woolf When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading. – Henny Youngman Each gorilla has its own voice: you can really tell who’s singing, and if it’s …

Ethics Notebook

Photo Treat others the way they would like to be treated. – Platinum Rule It seems to me that if we can imagine the injustice, then we can imagine its opposite. – Paul Keating, (sampled in From little things big things grow) Virtus sola nobilitas (virtue is the only nobility) – Sir Charles Nicholson All …

Wilderness Notebook

Poster Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. – Gary Snyder In wildness is the preservation of the world. – Henry David Thoreau Wilderness is the state of complete awareness. – Gary Snyder, Turtle Island There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its …

Sports Notebook

Photo Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein But in a sporting world swimming in hype, corrupted by big money, there is a purity here that is becoming. – Rohit Brijnath, Country First You should wear with pride the scars on your skin. They’re a …