TEST Tidbits

Week of July 5, 2020

TEST TIDBITS:  CELEBRATING THE 4TH WITH MEDITATION & PRAYER This year’s celebration of the beginning of our country will be different because of the threat of the new coronavirus.  This pause in our regular big stadium of fireworks, large festive gatherings and carefree days at crowed amusements gives us a bit of free time to…

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Week of June 28, 2020

TEST TIDBITS:  SHOULD WE BE CONCERNED WITH A HEAT WAVE IN SIBERIA? Last week, we learned that a town in Russia’s Siberian Region hit a high temperature of 100.4 degrees(F).  This was after an extremely warm spring and last half of the winter.  In fact, Russia had the hottest winter on record this year—with temperatures…

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Week of June 21, 2020

TEST TIDBITS:  ADJUSTING AND THRIVING IN OUR “NEW NORMAL” Feeling depressed, anxious, frustrated, angry, lonesome and uneasy?  There are good reasons for us to feel these emotions—our easy, breezy early spring has bloomed into the reality that we are living in new times and must adjust to survive. We still have an environmental crisis on…

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Week of June 14, 2020

TEST TIDBITS:  TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER TO EXPEDITE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS Last Thursday, June 4, 2020, President Trump signed another wide sweeping executive order to help fast-track infrastructure projects on such things as highways and pipelines and to do so while skirting the environmental rules and regulations that, for the most part, were put into place…

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Week of May 31, 2020

TEST TIDBITS:  DONATIONS ARE MADE FROM THE TEST ACCOUNT In a land and a time far away—or so it seems.  Your Trinity Environmental Stewardship Team plucked tiny stems from raisins and mixed up the many, many ingredients for the Christmas treat known as Plum Pudding. The Team was led by wonderful cook and member, Vashti…

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Week of May 24, 2020

TEST TIDBITS:  HAS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AFFECTED GLOBAL WARMING? The Coronavirus pandemic has killed many people worldwide, upended our lives and has brought economic breakdowns to every community.  At the same time, our environment has become cleaner and dolphins have seen swimming in cleaner water close to Venice.  The San Francisco Chronicle, on May 18,…

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Week of May 17, 2020

The following prayer/poem was used in the ecumenical Earth Day Celebration given from the National Cathedral and co-sponsored by the Interfaith Power and Light organization.  Many different faiths were involved giving prayers and sayings inspired by their respective faith group’s concern for the health of the planet. Please go to www.cathedral.org/wp-content/uploan/2020/04/0419-earth-day-interfaith-pdf to see the printed…

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Week of May 10, 2020

TEST TIDBITS:  A 6-3 SUPREME COURT DECISION CLOSES LOOPHOLE FOR NOW On April 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States heard a case brought to it by the Hawaiian Wildlife Federation vs. the Hawaiian County of Maui. It decided 6-3 that the case should be returned with recommendations to the lower courts.  Although…

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Week of April 26, 2020

TEST TIDBITS—EARTH DAY-A HISTORY AND A WARNING Happy 50th Birthday to the wonderful spring event we call Earth Day! However, this year there will be no fun parade down Mass. Street, no families and friends strolling in South Park, no face-painting, no booths full of ideas to honor and protect the planet (our Team has…

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Week of April 19, 2020

COVID-19, the Planet, and Us   An obscure, humble microbe with which we’re “invirable” is making the life of a hermit desirable.   A coronavirus named “COVID-19” is forcing the world into self-quarantine.   This lowly sub-life form is ruling our lives, forcing us to act fast so our species survives.   (In “War of…

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