Springtime in Mongolia and the miasma theory of disease

It finally really seems like spring here in Ulaabaatar. After a crazy dust/mud/windstorm last Sunday that brought some real rain in its wake, we started to notice tiny new leaves on a couple of trees on our walk through the neighborhood. The evergreens are green again, after a winter of being encrusted in black soot … Continue reading Springtime in Mongolia and the miasma theory of disease

Earth Day reflections from Ulaanbaatar: The balance of humans and nature in Mongolia

Some green! I started this post on Earth Day, April 22, but didn’t get very far. But since April is Earth Month, or, as I am fond of saying (to my daughter’s irritation sometimes), “Every day is Earth Day,” it’s not too late to post. Also, it’s still Earth Day in the USA as I’m … Continue reading Earth Day reflections from Ulaanbaatar: The balance of humans and nature in Mongolia