Commentary

Back to homepage
Making Ripples

To Stack Or Not To Stack?

What some consider art, others call vandalism AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Stacked rocks, also called cairns or inukshuk, have become more numerous thanks to social media spreading the once-less-common practice.

Making Ripples

Everything Under The Sun

Solar lights illuminate holidays and beyond AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Get on Santa’s nice list by decorating the outside of your house with solar-powered lights and displays! If not this

Making Ripples

An Emotional Connection

Rain means more when you see the connections AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Rain is that most mysterious phenomena that seems to fall in different ways on different people. It rains

Making Ripples

‘Tis The Season

Christmas tree can keep on giving after holiday AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples There are a variety of ways to avoid the post-holiday gloomy appearance of the discarded Christmas tree awaiting

Making Ripples

Maybe It’s Not Worth It

Legalization of pot leads to even more questions AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples The weed of many names has various recreational, medicinal and economic uses. During the cultural revolution of the

Making Ripples

Go ‘Natural’!

Master Naturalists outstanding in their field AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Some people give nature a passing glance and a smile, while others revel and roll in it! If you enjoy

Making Ripples

Choose Love

Adoption something to think about AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples To give love to a child in need, to fulfill the dream of becoming a parent, and sometimes also to help

Making Ripples

Time To Give Thanks

Even the simplest things deserve gratitude AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples It’s crunchy-leaf time, when owls call their mates and hikes are bedazzled with trees in peak color. When we gather

Making Ripples

Not A Drop To Drink

Water quality can be issue for people anywhere AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples The news of the water contamination in Flint, Mich., and other locations in recent years is enough to

Making Ripples

Simple Steps to Coexistence

Chipmunks can be converted to better neighbors AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples A reader recently inquired about how to prevent chipmunks from digging around expensive landscaping plants. Another person reported that