Author Archives: Diana Rico

About Diana Rico

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Dolphin strandings and rescue caught on viral video

First, it was the report of mass strandings and deaths of short-beaked common dolphins on the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts (HW 2/17/12). Then news came of more than 250 dead bottlenosed dolphins washing up on the sandy shores of … Continue reading

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Join an international water symposium on U.N. World Water Day, March 22

More than 50 scientists, artists and other professionals will be featured in an international symposium titled “Water Issues Relating to Environmental Landscape Sustainability” on March 22, 2012, designated as International Water Day by the United Nations. Presentations will be made … Continue reading

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Henri Matisse in Tahiti

In 1930, at the ripe age of 60 and inspired by his love for the work of his compatriot Paul Gauguin, the French painter Henri Matisse boarded a steamer in San Francisco. He was bound for Tahiti because of the light. … Continue reading

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More than 200 unexplained dolphin deaths off coast of Peru

On the heels of massive dolphin strandings on the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts (HW 2/17/12), comes news that at least 264 dead bottlenosed dolphins have washed ashore over a 66-mile stretch of sandy beach in Chiclayo, Peru. “We have … Continue reading

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A walk in the clouds

These days I’m living with my head in the clouds–almost literally. I am spending the month of February in Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala, a huge volcano-ringed lake so situation in the Mayan highlands that sometimes the airborne moisture gently clusters … Continue reading

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One of the largest common dolphin strandings on records continues to mystify marine experts

Marine experts continue to be baffled by a rash of dolphin strandings on the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where 179 short-beaked common dolphins have been beached since January 12—almost five times the average number of dolphins that have been … Continue reading

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Dia de los cariños

Here in Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala, where I lived for most of 2007 and where am staying for the month of February 2012, Valentine’s Day is called El Dia de los Cariños–The Day of the Tendernesses, or Caresses, or Love. … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Charles Christopher, revisited

A year ago I learned that my Los Angeles colleague, the photographer Charles Christopher, was making a wintertime pilgrimage to Venice, Italy, to fulfill a longtime dream of living in a stone house that he’d first seen and been captivated … Continue reading

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“One single drop of this compassionate water…”

May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness; May all be free from sorrow and the causes of sorrow; May all never be separated from the sacred happiness which is sorrowless; And may all live in equanimity, without … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Robert McDowell

If Only Men Truly Listened If only men truly listened To everything their women say. I said, if only men truly listened To everything their women say, Maybe they’d be liberated From the heartbreaking way Their fathers distanced Themselves from … Continue reading

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