Subscribe via RSS Feed

Category: Columns

Idyllwild Botany: Travails of a lemon lily …

Idyllwild Botany: Travails of a lemon lily …

It is a very bad year for lemon lilies in the San Jacinto Mountains, or at least the portion of Tahquitz Valley that we surveyed on July 16. On June 16, we did a walk which started my concern about this area.   We have seen dozens of lilies blooming in the bracken field in […]

Outside Idyllwild: Birding on the Hill …

Outside Idyllwild: Birding on the Hill …

One of the best things about living in a forest is seeing the wide array of wildlife that lives in the trees and under the forest canopy.   In the summer, I, for one, spend a good deal of my time adding as many bird species as I can to my list. Although unlike most […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Dining for cooler weather …

Before you know it, cooler weather will be upon us. What’s not to love about hearty fall and winter food. Thick stews, soups, paella, cassoulet, pastas, roasted squashes, I could go on. (Cliche alert, something everyone says). My mother would make the best chicken soup I have ever tasted. Unfortunately, I have never been able […]

Creature Corner: July 26, 2012

Creature Corner: July 26, 2012

Reunited this week was young Diego in Idyllwild, and a springer spaniel camping in Pine Cove.   Found Thursday evening on Highway 243 by Idyllwild Pines Camp: A large neutered male shepherd mix. Please call ARF to identify. Without a tag or a chip your pet has no name, and no home. Please show the […]

Past Tense: July 26, 2012

Past Tense: July 26, 2012

60 years ago – 1952 Capt. Carmen Durrance, international president of NIP, was on the Hill. NIP stands for Not Important People. The organization was founded on April Fool’s Day.   55 years ago – 1957 Work started on Bluebird Hill Lodge, which was planned to be Idyllwild’s most elaborate motel. A children’s playground, a […]

Science and Reality Today: Physicists prepare for next big discoveries at LHC …

The recent Fourth of July announcement on the discovery of the Higgs boson was hailed as a historic milestone for science, but for physicists it marks the beginning of a new search. “It has to be the biggest announcement in many years,” said Larry Kawano, science interpretatives creator at Idyllwild’s Astrocamp. “Even if the announcement […]

Off the Main Roads: Beat the heat …

It’s getting hot. I noticed this obvious little fact on the Fourth of July as we were running litter races up and down North Circle Drive in all our call-out gear with litters full of girl scouts throwing candy. After the parade we were covered in sweat and very happy to enjoy a cold beverage […]

Outside Idyllwild: Flora to fauna …

Outside Idyllwild: Flora to fauna …

On Saturday, I decided to take the climbers’ trail to Suicide Rock. The day before I had gotten two reports of lemon lilies, one on Deer Springs Trail and the other about half way up the climbers trail.   Since I have not been on the climbers trail in a while and Sue had never […]

Lifelines: A bridge to hope …

In my last column, we examined the effect of hope’s deferral and fulfillment as expressed in an ancient Jewish proverb: “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” We need to hope. When hope is fulfilled, we gain energy and motivation. Hope fulfilled is a lifeline. When hope […]

Off the Leash: Flawed, but capable of better …

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reflecting on the role of institutions in our lives. More specifically, how institutions lose sight of their mission statement in their ascent for and protection of power. Two examples come to mind. The first involves the Freeh Report, the recently filed investigation into the Jerry Sandusky scandal […]

Page 41 of 67« First...102030...3940414243...5060...Last »
s2Member®

Switch to our mobile site