Tag Archives: the canary in the cole mine

“Herp Talk” with local amphibian biologist Katy Greenwald

Over the past few weeks, I’ve posted here about both tadpoles and frogs that my son and I had found in Riverside Park. Well, as a result of these posts, I’ve come into contact with Eastern Michigan University amphibian biologist Katy Greenwald, who, I guess, felt professionally obligated to write in and correct me, informing […]

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When all that’s left is fear and hate

Since news broke a few days ago that the President’s former personal attorney had pled guilty to numerous felonies, naming the President himself as a co-conspirator, things haven’t been looking so good for the Trump administration. And Donald Trump has responded just like the organized crime boss that we know him to be, talking openly […]

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On dead birds, big feet

I’d set out to write a really comprehensive piece about the thousands of dead birds and other animals that have been dying in heavy concentrations these past few days, but I can’t seem to do it. Maybe, deep down inside, I’m scared. Maybe I’m afraid that I’ll come to the conclusion that our planet has […]

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