When A Trip To The Bronx Zoo Takes An Unusual Turn

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Years ago my older sister Natalie thought it would be a good idea to take a young relative to The Bronx Zoo. It’s the largest metropolitan zoo in the U.S. and among the largest in the world. We met up with our cousin’s then-fiancee, Kim, and took a very long bus ride from the edge of Queens, NY all the way up to The Bronx.
 
We had snacks and games but the little boy, who may be on the autism spectrum, got irritable on the long bus ride. When we finally arrived at the zoo of all zoos as promised we thought he would calm down. And he did. He was so calm he was bored.

GZA Discusses Being A Vegetarian

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As if you needed more reasons to like Wu Tang Clan’s GZA here’s a video where he talks about being a vegetarian. Adding even more cool points he gives an extended quote from the lyrics of Boogie Down Production’s “Beef”. If you don’t know “Beef” is a classic that we posted the lyrics to here.

Photo Credit: By Mika-photography via Wikimedia Commons

‪How to Become a Vegetarian and Live an Ultra Spiritual Life with JP Sears‬

Here’s a video from the hilarious JP Sears about vegetarianism. I’ve been a vegetarian for many years and have traveled in many of the circles he satires so well. Each video is full of Easter eggs of wisdom that reveal so many of the hypocrisies we readily accept. JP’s work is always a treat, even if you only eat vegetables, so treat it like a sometimes food and don’t forget to share!

The Best Time To Plant A Tree Was Before You Were Born

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“[E]verybody has a tree they remember from being a child. It’s very common I meet somebody who remembers looking carefully at a tree, and being near it, and what it meant to them, et cetera. And I think one of the only interesting things about me is that I never lost that.” –Hope Jahren

When I heard geobiologist and author of “Lab Girl”, Dr. Jahren, say that in a PBS interview about her memoir and investigation into the lives of plants I thought challenge accepted! I asked myself what do I remember from childhood? I came up with three. Continue reading