Monthly Archives: December 2019

Happy New Year

It is estimated that more than 906,000 hectares (2,238,775 acres) of forest in the Amazon biome were burned in 2019. By Christmas, the Australian bush fires razed over 3,000,000 hectares (7,413,161 acres) and in the past week, countless thousands more … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

Whatever your persuasion and situation, I wish you all well during the festive season. Thomas Rowlandson, The Glutton, circa 1812. Jack Plane

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The Good Oil

A friend dropped in to see me this week with a horrific story of near disaster. She had been carrying out some maintenance around the home and had given her wooden veranda its annual oiling. One morning, before the breeze … Continue reading

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