Trop Picks: A Picnic The Jungle As summer draws to its inevitable end in temperate climes, those of us in the tropics continue to frolic gaily, enjoying nature’s bounty for all time. Why not have a picnic? Previous August 18, 2015 Get to Work admin Reimagining work as torture. Next August 24, 2015 The Baddest One of Them All: Empress Dowager Cixi admin How a whiffet of undistinguished antecedents plotted and schemed her way to the top is a lesson in bad galing for all the aspiring bad gals out there. The Jungle March 17, 2019 How to Be Rooted in One Place, Part 10 navindesigns The most “successful” dipterocarps leave little left over for anyone else. They hog the light and suck up all the nutrients in the soil. The Jungle March 15, 2019 How to Be Rooted in One Place, Part 9 navindesigns Because of the ideological slant of my alma mater, I graduated with the dogma “autarky is bad, trade is good” drilled into my head. But if dipterocarps can do so well on their own, would it really be so bad if we humans, with all our ingenuity, tried to buy local more often? The Jungle March 15, 2019 How to Be Rooted in One Place, Part 8 navindesigns Every so often, all the dipterocarp trees in a forest canopy will flower together in a phenomenon known as mast flowering. The Jungle March 15, 2019 How to Be Rooted in One Place, Part 7 navindesigns Can you really have a community when you don’t have roots? Is virtual interaction an equivalent substitute to real life interaction?