Why here, why now, why me
Some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak. We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak….
We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time.
–Martin Luther King, Jr., “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Beyond Vietnam”
It’s time for all of us to speak out about the truth we know. Growing up in coal country, I experienced firsthand the deleterious and toxic effects of burning carbon. I inhaled sulfur released by the smoke spiraling out of the chimney of my family home. We canned and dined on vegetables contaminated by DDT. I write about these experiences in the hope I can reverse some of the effects of climate change and inspire the next generation to work to ensure this planet and all its species survive and thrive.
I’ve always loved story telling, whether about the latest crazy science discovery, sharing how a female hummingbird pecked at my window as I sat at my computer on the third-floor (how did she find me?), and the most romantic book I read in rural Ohio. Through this website and accompanying blogs, I invite you all to enjoy my various writings—travel essays, poetry, novel entries, travel science blogs, and current climate change notices—composed with the fierce urgency of NOW! We share this planet, we must work together so all can enjoy it, be they people, fauna, and flora.
Wanderlust.Center.Blog –An Invitation to Fall in Love with the Earth
I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.”
–Poet Robert Frost on his tombstone epitaph
A lover’s quarrel, we all have had at least one of these. We live with and on Planet Earth. We intimately affect its system every present moment. Humans rattle the planet a thousand times more critically than the animals and plants with whom we share the terra firma. Our effects often have long-term ramifications on all living creatures. We’re may not be convinced of the long-term effects of all the changes we see and feel.
Wanderlust.Center blog hosts stories of my travels, meet-ups with animals and people worldwide in humility that each creature can teach us something.
Travel Science Blog—What You Can Do to Reverse Climate Change While Trekking the Planet
My focuses on how climate change may and will affect our travel plans. Do we need to pack a survival suit in that teeny wheelie carryon? Nearly twenty years ago, I noticed the light from the sun had changed, it bent in a unique way. I passed out the Warning to Humanity from the Union of Concerned Scientists to my daughter’s third grade class. A bit advanced for this age group, but they needed to know. Now, I must do something. You’ll read posts on latest ideas to save the planet, bad happenings on earth, and what we each can do to create collective positive actions.