a final post

“Change is never painful. Only the resistance to change is painful.”


After a run of 5 years and 251 posts, the Ecological Relationships Blog has run its final race. I’m happy to have been allowed to continue to write this long, especially because my 3rd post was titled “Don’t farm naked!” 🙂 Anyhow, after some discernment, I found that it was the proper time for me to conclude my service at The Center at Donaldson and take a step into a new chapter.

I wanted to say that writing isn’t much use without a reader… but I have to say selfishly that I’d probably blog even just for myself, as it helps me synthesize my thoughts and keep a record of them. Nonetheless, I’m deeply appreciative of everyone who has read along through the years, wherever in cyberspace that you are, whether you’ve commented or not. I’m grateful to have been able to explore and learn about the ecosystems we call home, and to try to help elucidate their goings-on.

If ecology teaches us anything, it is that change on this planet is constant. Sometimes it’s abrupt, often it is subtle and slow, but adaptation is the name of the game.

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So long, and thanks for all the plants!

Juniper-Apple Rust
Virginia Bluebells
Wild Turkey
A vernal pool, temporary and vital habitat for frogs and salamanders.

 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?… See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these… Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Matthew 6, NIV