Nature-friendly driver
Tortoise double passes slow-moving hare

What’s the right speed …

When you’re driving through nature?

Getting there fast is overrated

Answer: Somewhere between the velocity of the Tortoise and the Hare. And if we’ve learned anything from that fable: Going slower actually gets you there first. (Just ask the poor hare – he’s never won once! Once of these days the Hare is going to wisen up and challenge the Tortoise to a sprint.)

Reminder: Wherever you drive, forget to to keep a vigilant eye out for both, especially in roads that traverse conservation lands. Rabbits and turtles call those places home, and both too frequently are common roadkill.

Hare makes the headlines, but the Tortoise wins the race

Other advantages of going slow?

  • It increases your time to think and decompress.
  • More quality radio and audio book listening time.
  • You lead by example by showing other people how to drive.
  • Driving the speed limit is safer.
  • You probably save on gas.

P.S. And if run across any litter, pick it up. It does a place well to see it litter free.

Tale of the pesky cloud

Ever walk around all day (or week) …

With a cloud over your head?

And then be baffled by the blue sky afterwards, leaving you to wonder if it was even there at all.

The weather and how it affects us is an elusive force.

History of water

There was a time when the water just flowed …

Unfettered, free and without a thought.

A parable of a water manager with regrets

And then we built the original gate.

And one more after that, and then another and another until there were too many to count.

Nothing is more complicated than water management.

But let’s also face the facts: We brought it on ourselves.