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January 22, 2020

NOTES from TORONTO

January 2020 One of my worries about coming back to Toronto from Leamington was that the charm of the city of Toronto would not allow me to go back to the quiet farming town. Toronto is a bustling multicultural metropolis with a big and small town charm. A large agricultural community lives in the region of Prince Edward County. Picton is one those Ontario towns meant to meander. Kingston, a historic city and Canada’s original capital is one hour away.  Niagara Falls, a town also one hour away is grand, brazen and chintzy. Niagara-On-the-lake is charming elegant and tasteful and boasts […]
July 17, 2019

Diversity is a Way of Life – Our Way of Life

Another Way to be Human is to embrace diversity as seen on Earth, everywhere. Not only are humans diverse, but so are the animals who live in our forests and oceans. For a long time, the significance of biological diversity in the world’s forests and oceans was unclear. It is now known to play a vital role in maintaining the functionality and productivity of our ecosystems. It also makes habitats more resilient to environmental change. But the well-balanced species communities are becoming increasingly unstable. This holds true for human diversity on earth. It is vital to understand human diversity in […]
January 17, 2019

A Broken Relationship

The planet we live in is the third planet from the sun. Our planet is 5 billion years old; we have had three atmospheres during this time. The first atmosphere was helium and hydrogen. This did not last long, because the planet was too hot. Volcanic eruptions led to emissions of steam and carbon dioxide. This was our second atmosphere. Later the water vapor condensed to form the oceans that cover most of the planet we have now. About 3 billion years ago, two different types of bacteria started to form, releasing oxygen and nitrogen. This became our third atmosphere. […]