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100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 47: Earth Friendly Superheroes

I’ve spent an embarrassingly enormous amount of time this past week binge watching “Smallville” after becoming obsessed with tracking down the last three seasons.  I’m almost finished (as soon as I finish this post I’m watching another two episodes), but watching Superman grow up has me thinking about who are…

Special Series- Why Zoos Matter: A Slippery Slope

In 2013, a movie masquerading as a documentary premiered that would change many people’s lives.  The film “Blackfish” changed the way many folks saw SeaWorld and the keeping of orcas in captivity.  After fighting organizations with millions of donated dollars at their disposal (you didn’t actually think the money donated…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 45: EarthFit at the Zoo

I have personal feelings about the Oregon Zoo, I’m a little jilted if I can be honest.  But putting personal frustrations aside, I love the zoo.  I think a great amount of conservation and education happens at the zoo, and it’s where I was inspired to create EarthFit, so this…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 44: OrangeTheory Fitness

I got a phone call from OrangeTheory Fitness center about my membership I had reserved a couple months ago.  I hadn’t forgotten about it per se, but I kept forgetting to call them during their business hours to cancel my membership.  I told them about my situation and they still…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 43:  Happy Pi Day

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 43: Happy Pi Day

Sine Cosine! Cosine Sine! 3.14159!  March 14th isn’t a national holiday, but how fun would it be if it were?!  I love nerdy celebratory days, like Star Wars Day (May the 4th) and Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th).  I am particularly fond of Pi Day, as it is…

100 Ways of EarthFit-Day 42: Last Chance in Portland

I had a great day with the hubby exploring Portland one last time before we move next Sunday.  It was one last chance to experience some of the things we have enjoyed about living in Oregon, and either can’t or won’t have the opportunities to experience once we are on…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 41: A Fond Farewell

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 41: A Fond Farewell

I had my last official shift at the Wildlife Refuge, and even though I’m going back for Book Club and Naturalist Training next week,  I felt like it was sort of a “last chance” kind of day.  It really was a crummy day on the refuge with rain squalls, but…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 40: Haiku

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 40: Haiku

I have some homework I need to do for my Naturalist training that I am avoiding because of all the rain we’ve been having.  I need to do a sit spot, but sitting still for even just 20 minutes is similar to yoga, and we all know how I feel…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 39: Looking for Four-Leaf Clovers

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 39: Looking for Four-Leaf Clovers

As a Wildlife Refuge Naturalist, I get to rove the trails at the refuge, and point out interesting things to visitors.  It’s easy to recognize the eagles as they soar above.  And in the rare instance that a deer has crossed my path, I have taken notice.  But, I sometimes…

EarthFit Special Series: Better Off Dead?

The day has come when we have been contacted by aliens.  At first, humans rejoiced, as it launched so many scientific endeavors and possibilities.  But before long, we became fearful of our extraterrestrial visitors.