The Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant's (CIFAE) vision is "A just, equitable and peaceful society in which elephant and human have the resources necessary to thrive." Ron Chandler founded the CIFAE and he's writing in from Thailand now to keep us in the loop as he works to assist these amazing animals. Read the rest… Continue
Added by Michael Levin on November 23, 2008 at 12:16pm —
I just got an email from Drue, former co-owner of Jockamo's, Orlando's best Cajun restaurant, hooking me up with a friend of hers who is in the hostel, budget travel andando, seat of the pants travel world to try and entice me to get involved with the classes he teaches and other possibilities. His name is Jim and I hope he joins Zoobird and the Travelin' Zoo.
Blake's patch is a tecnological work of art. It just calls out to the elements, saying "Grow".
This is some vestigial arugula that Sh'mal must have planted in the patch I inherited from him. Thanks, Sh'mal! Yet another gift, and unexpected. It will make for more tasty salads and ... chicken stuffed with arugula and goat cheese! Yum!
I brought some collard greens home tonight from the garden… Continue
Added by Michael Levin on November 14, 2008 at 11:02pm —
I've been excited like a little kid since I got my new bike Monday. The short story is I love riding bikes. Bill Hannahs told me about this bike he noticed for sale sort of near me. It was in Florida, at least. So, I drove up the coast of the panhandle to Freeport, FL and wound up getting it. To me, riding a bike is a lucky situation that I can take advantage of because I am usually within biking… Continue
Added by Michael Levin on November 9, 2008 at 9:30am —
So, there I was, minding my own business and as usual, life gave me a surprise: Barry Sides!
I was just riding the new Merckx, I guess we've got to call it "Eddy", and shooting photos of it along side a pristine run of Porsches I kept seeing, and I heard someone say "Hiiiii!" It was Barry Sides! What a happy coincidence.
The neighborhood around the garden is filled with living, loving people. Jon Trunk watered his patch (in the picture above) yesterday while his wife Pam and their newborn baby relaxed across the street in their new home. I spoke with Kali, another neighbor, as I watered my patch and heard him excitedly say he'd stayed up all night the night before after Obama's win was announced.
All the patches show growth and most have harvestable… Continue
Yesterday, the travel bug bit and I drove up the panhandle coast of Florida to explore what some say are the best beaches in the world. I stopped at Mexico Beach and was struck by the Caribbean blue water, white sand and calmness of the area.
I picked up a couple of shells to admire. They were a bit different than the East coast shells of Miami shores.
Pete, thanks for the beautiful imagery yesterday. Here's a glimpse of the other side of the Atlantic, a Florida lake from the shore, in the morning. If you care to see a satellite view, click… Continue
Added by Michael Levin on November 4, 2008 at 7:30am —