Category Archives: Environment

The Uplifting Power of Community

It can be all too easy to lose heart. There is so much wrong with the world one can quickly forget what’s right, but today I was reminded of the enormity of the good that still exists. Organized by @1stcreamiatwin, … Continue reading

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A Mystery Solved

Many mysteries wash up on the beach. A little over a year ago, I found a message in a bottle with a cryptic love note curled up inside, and on a foggy morning in April, I was surprised to discover a … Continue reading

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Making to Make a Difference

As I set out my containers filled with colorful beach plastic in preparation for the activity I had planned for the 3rd through 8th graders attending San Diego Area Writing Project’s Young Writers’ Camp in Cardiff, I stopped and noticed how beautiful it … Continue reading

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Short-Sighted Optics

For several years, I have been regularly walking on the same stretch of beach in Northern San Diego County. I know it well by now, but even so, each time I am there it feels like a different place. The … Continue reading

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On the Horizon—The Bay Model Exhibit

As I walk along the beach in Carlsbad, California, I collect and document litter that has washed up with the waves, was swept out with the run-off, or has been left behind by beach-goers. Many aspects of modern culture are … Continue reading

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The Oceanside Pier—A Place for Everyone

The first Oceanside Pier opened in 1888. It was rebuilt in 1987, and my husband and I moved here in 1988—coincidentally, the hundredth anniversary year of the opening of the original pier. I worked at the newly opened upscale Fisherman’s … Continue reading

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Yuck!

I am mad. I am mad about the trash I found on the beach today. It was disturbing and disgusting. I am warning you now. If you don’t want to be disturbed and disgusted, please don’t read any further. I … Continue reading

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