Humanity

Hurricane Lessons – 2017

Hurricane Lessons – 2017

The 2017 hurricane season is officially over. And that’s good because it’s been a tough one. I’ve been lucky. Whew! 2016 Season Lessons 2016 was my first real encounter with a major hurricane, Hurricane Matthew. Five days out, it was initially projected to be a […]

Glass Frog

Glass Frog

Look at those eyes. And that translucent, lime green skin. Notice the white highlights. This glass frog is beautiful isn’t it? I’ve never see a living one. But I’ve found a real glass one, a uranium glass one. As a production art piece, it lacks […]

Winter in South Florida

Winter in South Florida

Yeoh, -26F in Wyoming! I ponder this as new blooms emerge on my banana plants. I think this is one reason I left there and moved to the subtropics. -dB

Take a Trip and Never Leave the Farm

Take a Trip and Never Leave the Farm

Upside I woke up this morning in a strange state: my sense of time was running slow. moving objects seemed to flow. I had a vertigo like sense with changing perspective/ depth perception. I couldn’t walk straight without concentrating. And I was constantly distracted by […]

After Hurricane Matthew

After Hurricane Matthew

The hurricane shutters are off. The streets are clear of debris. Things are returning to normal after hurricane Matthew passed by. But the ocean is another story. Except for one day, the ocean remains a mess: the water is murky it has a greenish-gray color […]

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew became dangerous, fast. It has come and gone on the Treasure Coast. And we have survived the last 72 hours essentially unscathed. The “farm”, our backyard garden was destroyed. But that’s of no consequence compared to the: 140mph winds 7′ sea surge 10″ of […]

Anthropocene

Anthropocene

I’ve been pondering the Anthropocene since my geology college days. Having seen the geological evidence of how other ages mass have dramatically changed, I wondered how we will fare. In Anthropocene, on the TED Radio Hour, noted thinkers do a little pondering of their own. It’s […]

A Breath of Hive Air Apitherapy

A Breath of Hive Air Apitherapy

I’ve had a similar, relaxing, intoxicating, and peaceful experience when resting near a hive. I experienced it by accident while reclining on a lounge chair and watching a hive in my backyard. As a commercial beekeeper, who spent most of the day near hives and […]