Earth Song: Because We Can Never Think TOO Much About The Environment

Today’s “Say it in Song” pick is a timeless song by Michael Jackson: “Earth Song”…because giving thought to this planet, and what we’re doing to our environment, can never be overstated.

If you’re interested in learning more about the air you breathe, the water you drink, the soil that nourishes the food you eat and the creatures that are dependent upon conservation efforts to survive, here is a partial list of global organisations to obtain more information.… [Read more]

Could This Be the End of Jiro’s Dreams?

This week, the latest Japanophile documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, made its way to my local theatre. It is the story of world-renowned sushi chef Jiro Ono’s quest for perfection, his relationship with his son and protégé, and the future of the sushi business. I went to the theatre with the expectation of it being a simple documentary with some great looking seafood sprinkled throughout (like so much spicy tuna roll topping), but I was pleased to find much more.… [Read more]

Confessions of an Environmentalist: Why I Hate Earth Day

In a lot of ways, I feel the same way about Earth Day that I feel about Black History Month and Women’s History Month. These holidays are important for raising awareness about specific issues and creating a space to talk about them, until they become entrenched traditions and periods of time in which corporate PR takes over and we do little but pay lip service to an idea. … [Read more]

Responsible Natural Medicine: Project Seahorse

Without breathing tanks, a young man dives into the ocean waters of his homeland. As he fights the gentle push of the current, he discovers the object of his desire. A statuesque creature clings to sprouting kelp on the ocean floor. It gently bows to the current pushing its back and elegantly extends as the returning waters brush through again.… [Read more]

Mississippi Yearning

Many of those ‘vacation with us in the Gulf Coast‘ commercials have been airing lately. Perhaps those ads are appearing so frequently at this time of the year because many people are on a holiday break; after all, what better time to think about a prospective vacation than when currently enjoying one?

The ads are part of a big push to bring in crowds to enjoy all the Gulf Coast offers.… [Read more]