Tag Archives: nature

Fukushima, & Runaway Trains

Rex Weyler

by Rex Weyler Over 2500 years ago, Chinese Taoist Lao Tzu included precaution among his attributes of wisdom in the Tao Te Ching: “Those who rush ahead don’t go far,” he warned. “Better safe than sorry,” my mother warned me many times. Most mothers have said something similar: “Safety first” or “look before you leap.” […]

Salmonberries

Norm Gibbons

 Salmonberry by Norm Gibbons  Consider the name. Does it not sound like a celebration? On Cortes Island we often curse the more aggressive native plants.  Horsetail, salal, ferns, brambles, and exotics, like couch grass and broom, give us nightmares. They invade gardens, grow over trails and force us to concede that nature remains in charge. […]