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Peace & quiet

Reading this article made me begin to appreciate a bit more our family vacations to northern Minnesota, both with the kids and before them. Not so much for what we saw but for what we didn’t hear. Actually just the peace and quiet of nature. One of those times where you appreciate what you don’t have.

The article is entitled “Lessons in Stillness From One of the Quietest Places on Earth“ by Meghan O’Rourke in the New York Times Style Magazine. Unfortunately, this link might not work unless you have a subscription to the New York Times, so just go to your local library for it. It came out in November of 2017. It’s definitely worth the read.



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Silence is golden

Tonight when I was getting off the metrolink I noticed a flock of geese flying overhead. As they did, I  wondered how the noise around them, like that from the train, might be affecting them.

Then I thought back to an article I read today entitled “Noise pollution harms wildlife, degrades habitats” by Shreya Dasgupta at the Environmental News Network. Sometimes we forget how much nature is around us. Like that of the geese or the ground hogs that we pass each day on the way to the train.



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