• Plant kingdom,  The meek shall inherit the Earth,  Thousand years of peace

    Plants and Other Gentle Beings

    A couple mornings ago a man in a pickup truck, with a trailer behind him and a backhoe upon the trailer, pulled up to the house I’ve been living in for the last two weeks or so. I walked up with a smile and asked, “Are we expecting you?” He said that he’d been hired to create a “fire road” through the manzanitas which surround the house. Well, I was not the owner and no one had told me about this plan and as it was a law to create these kinds of barriers to protect human property from wildfires, I had no choice but to accept his presence and…