Month: August 2020

Crane’s Call

I learned a new Japanese idiom today. It is 鶴の一声. It means “the decision that has been made by the highest ranking official or person.” It sounds so stiff in English. The literal translation is, “the single call of a crane.” So I decided to write a poem, a haiku. 美白氷河の鏡 鶴の一声 私らの血を呼ぶ。 The whitening glacial mirror …

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Prickly Joshua Tree Blanket

This is a positive story from Southern California. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/20/joshua-tree-endangered-species-california-opposition Even as developers and politicians in California attempt to thwart efforts to save Joshua Trees, a few people have begun to show that even though they are protected by needing a permit to cut them down, all 200+ permits passed last year. One person started a …

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