Feeding elephants at an ethical elephant sanctuary

If you are anything like me, when you think about your dream trip to Thailand, you are thinking about splashing in a river while you frolic and bathe a grateful elephant. But please… Don’t. Do That. And please, for the love of all things wild, don’t ride an elephant in Thailand, or anywhere. Note: …

Cannon Beach at Sunrise

I am putting together this little video for an Earth Day spent social distancing during COVID-19. The Prayer called “Earth, Teach Me” feels pretty on point as the planet seems to demand a breather. Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones …

Water bottle litter in Vietnam

I get it. When you’re at home you avoid using plastic water bottles, more or less. You reuse your plastic water bottles multiple times when you do buy them, and you recycle those bottles when they get too old. When you travel, you even collect all of your recyclable materials and plastic products and …

Shopping for holiday gifts was a little more difficult for me this year. You see, I am trying to avoid purchasing products wrapped in needless or worse redundant plastic, and I’m trying to utilize companies that are environmentally conscious. I did find a few green gifts to meet my goal – enough to hang …