Denise Ramon

Healing a Young Boy with Chronic Disease

Healing a Young Boy with Chronic Disease

A dear friend of mine, Tiffanie Williams, has a son, Daniel, who suffers from a chronic but rare disease known as Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva or FOP. It’s also known as Stone Man’s Disease because, particularly after an injury, even a minor one, muscles, tendons, ligaments and other types of connective tissue ossify. In other words,…

Erik on Desertification

Erik on Desertification

Definition of Desertification Desertification, also called desertization, the process by which natural or human causes reduce the biological productivity of drylands (arid and semiarid lands). Declines in productivity may be the result of climate change, deforestation, overgrazing, poverty, political instability, unsustainable irrigation practices, or combinations of these factors. The concept does not refer to the physical expansion of existing deserts but rather to the…