Sit There

Music and mindfulness Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. Welcome to the Sit There blog. Here I'll add posts related to teaching music, mindfulness, and being green, especially to children, including lessons, ideas, resources, and experiments. Subscribe to get notified when I post new updates, and please leave me comments about... Continue Reading →

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Green tip of the Week: Waste not

Food waste is the number one material in landfills. Stop throwing it all away! Take Inventory: Check your pantry, fridge and freezer. Freeze or use up food that's past its prime. Try these leaving-town strategies. Meal Plan: Build meals with your inventory; add needed items to the shopping list. Be reaLISTic: Shop from your list,... Continue Reading →

Book – Encounters with the Archdruid

Encounters with the Archdruid is a book about former Sierra Club directed David Brower and his interactions with others who build dams, extract minerals, and develop land. It is a piece that tells of the passion to save the land, and after so many years, a view into how things might have been had we... Continue Reading →

Whistled language

I came across this article about whistled language:https://knowablemagazine.org/article/mind/2021/whistled-languages I was shocked to learn that whistled language carries MUCH farther than speech, and even shouting, as shown, which is useful when talking across valleys (as with shepherds etc). Listen to the audio clips, and the video of the Canary Island men speaking across the valley. There's... Continue Reading →

The Man Who Foresaw Climate Change

Nearly a hundred years before modern scientists discovered that human actions cause climate change, a Swedish scientist suggested that human industry would cause an increase in CO2 and result in the earth warming several degrees. He was off by his calculations, but not the effect, which has unfortunately happened much faster and more severely than... Continue Reading →

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