Philip S. Wenz

Be grateful for loved ones, our biosphere

If you’re looking for something to be thankful for as the holidays draw near, consider your own lucky existence.

Unless you believe that you were put on this Earth by a conscious entity for purposes known only to that entity, you probably share the contemporary view that you are the result of a series of propitious accidents.

Philip S. Wenz, who grew up in Durango and Boulder, now lives in Corvallis, Ore., where he teaches “Creating Your Ecological House” at the community college and writes on environmental issues. Reach him via e-mail through his Web site,

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