Ministry Of Controversy

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He had me at “silly on weather.” A retired, Buffalo-based, 30-year broadcaster and longtime meteorologist,  Don Paul still contributes occasionally to the local paper with smart articles like this one. …

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Judging from this scene, it’s probably not a good idea for us to introduce another cat to our household. And no, it’s not that there are two many pictures of …

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That’s Diane Lewis, whose New York Times editorial “The Toxic Brew in our Yards” about pesticides stated the problem so convincingly and drew kudos from around the gardening world.   I …

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“CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent Steve Hartman confesses his addiction to weeding after Neil Diboll helped him create a meadow. Here’s the video and here’s more on the story. Posted by Susan Harris …

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  Redbud, Cercis canadensis ‘Lavender Twist’, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Well, I suppose the good news is I’ve gradually worked my way from the C to the B …

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My fair city of Saratoga Springs, NY really feels like a city in the Adirondack woods. We are very close to the southeastern border of the Adirondack Park, and the city …

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My CSA: no spraying here Glyphosate and neonics—herbicides and pesticides contested as benign by most of big ag and big gardening— were in the news again. The World Health Organization’s …

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East Pond, at Gateway National Refuge Area. Photo courtesy of NPS. U.S. athletes triumphed during the recent Olympiad—loved watching it! I wish I could say the same about our triumphant …

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I’m sure my vet thinks I’m a terrible cat owner.  Whenever I bring Loretta in, they ask me nicely what I’m doing about flea control, and I mutter and shuffle …

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Those lanterns weren’t nearly gay enough. In celebration of Friday’s SCOTUS marriage equality decision, and in solidarity with all of my friends and colleagues who have already availed themselves of …

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