Rickie’s Newsletter

Rickie Sager
In sync with nature - how to recycle the Swiss way
Created 19 Apr 2021
  • Fear of Nature
    02 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 6 0
    The first time I saw the fear of nature in a man's face was in the tiny village of Guaravatay in the countryside of Paraguay. We were sitting under a huge mango tree, drinking Mate tea and trying to i...
  • Simplicity Is Sophistication
    30 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 8 0
    An old Swiss friend of mine, who recently sold his chalet in the mountains and moved to the south side of the Alps, now only owns four plates, four forks, four knives, and four glasses for entertainin...
  • Yoki, Moritz and Jamie
    02 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 7 0
    Every time I visit Switzerland, I am charmed by my sister's three goats. Yoki, the black leader of the group, likes to greet me with a wet kiss every morning. Moritz, the goat with the silky, brown co...
  • Good Morning America
    20 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 7 0
    America is waking up. A few weeks ago, as we celebrated our nation's birthday, I realized that I owe it to America to report on positive ecological changes in my newsletter. A few days ago, as I arriv...
  • Teach Your Children Well
    28 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 12 0
    In this day and age, Miss Grossenbacher, my kind, Swiss Kindergarten teacher, would have been arrested for child endangerment. Read about her crime: Twice a year, Miss Grossenbacher would pack a bunch...
  • Messengers of Joy and Sorrow
    11 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 10 0
    It was on a beautiful, sweltering August day in Switzerland, about 20 years ago, that my little sister got married. The ceremony took place outdoors in my parent's orchard on the hilly countryside. Af...
  • The Answer, My Friend, is Blowing in the Wind...
    28 May 2021 • 2 min read • 11 3
    My Swiss grandmother Rosalie never owned a washing machine. She and my grandfather were simple hill farmers in the Emmental, the mountainous region where the famous Swiss cheese is produced. I don’t r...
    16 May 2021 • 1 min read • 7 0
    Did you know that in the 16th Century in Italy, it was customary for upper-class guests and merchants to arrived with their own table fork which they carried in a little box called a cadena? Did you k...
  • MAMA MIA ♥️♻️
    08 May 2021 • 2 min read • 11 0
    My mother in her garden What does celebrating Mother’s Day have to do with recycling? A lot! Especially for this Swiss grandmother, whose 90-year-old, mom in Switzerland was a recycling queen even bef...
  • Where Have All The Dandelions Gone?
    30 Apr 2021 • 1 min read • 8 0
    Prince or pauper, beggar man or thing Play the game with every flower you bring Dandelions don’t tell no lies Dandelions will make you wise Tell me if she laughs or cries Blow away dandelion -The Roll...
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