Category Archives: This & That

Jim’s This and That – February 2018

HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY! It’s official – early this morning (Feb. 2), Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, thus predicting 6 more weeks of winter. The announcement came via this traditional poetic announcement: “Up early this morning. Far from home. Are you searching for the Phil-osopher’s stone? Well, even my best friends, they don’t know. Is it an early spring or just more snow,” the proclamation read. “My faithful followers, your hands (and my paws) are getting cold so here is my forecast. Not lead, but solid gold: I see… Read More →

Jim’s This & That, January 2018

JIM’S THIS & THAT January 2018: Happy New Year! Take a look inside for… 1. Links to community calendars … and including … 2. News You Can Use: articles, activities, and resources 3. Area organizations & locations for eco-recreation & education *** And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. Meister Eckhart *** Jim’s This & That is a personal communication, begun by avid naturalist Jim Varnum, which strives to fulfill Jim’s vision of connecting individuals interested in the natural… Read More →

Jim’s This & That, December 2017

JIM’S THIS & THAT, December 2017 Take a look inside for… 1. Links to community calendars … and including … 2. News You Can Use: articles, activities, and resources 3. Area organizations & locations for eco-recreation & education *** The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of science. Those who know it not, and can no longer wonder and no longer feel amazement, are as good as dead. We all had this priceless talent when we… Read More →

Jim’s This & That, November 2017

JIM’S THIS & THAT, November 2017 Take a look inside for… 1. Links to community calendars … and including … 2. News You Can Use: articles, activities, and resources 3. Area organizations & locations for eco-recreation & education *** It is not only by the questions we have answered that progress may be measured, but also by those we are still asking. The passionate controversies of one era are viewed as sterile preoccupations by another, for knowledge alters what we seek as well as what we find.    (Freda… Read More →