American Memorial Park Virtual Natural Resources Monitoring Map


Pacific Island National Parks

A simple overview of certain natural resources monitoring by the Pacific Island Network Inventory & Monitoring Program at American Memorial Park 0n Saipan (CNMI).

It provides a sense of place to the work we do with photos and brief descriptions of the surroundings. Sprinkled throughout the text are little reminders of why these resources are important in the first place.

“Easily find out about the condition of the plants, invasive plants, fish, corals, water… or whatever we monitor in the park you work in, live near, or just love.”

         -Corbett Nash, NPS Science Communications

Stay tuned for maps of all the national park units in the U.S. tropical Pacific.

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Is Spirit of Quality or Quantity?


6 STAR out of 5. Fantastic reading.

Moving On Up a Little Higher

For the first several years of L. Ron Hubbard’s research into a path to enlightenment, his focus was on simplicity. In that wise, his quest aligned perfectly with the ancient universal truths he sought to make more easily and uniformly attainable.  Those truths, per Hubbard, were particularly well articulated by Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha), and Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching.   Hubbard seemed to understand, and could communicate in modern language, the Buddhist and Taoist descriptions of the spiritual, the difficult to conceptualize ideas of ‘emptiness’ or  ‘nothingness.’  Hubbard lectured as follows on 1 December 1954:

You can have a quality in complete absence of a quantity.  You don’t have to be “a quart of good boy.”  And this was what he (the scientist) was assuming, see.  The next time you see a pound of lust, send it around and we’ll put it in a museum.  These things…

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