We are enjoying beautiful weather here in Fallbrook, in the 70s and 80s.  The trees had not yet finished shedding their fall leaves when they burst into bloom and the scent is drawing bees by the hundreds to the two fruitless pear trees out by my back deck. The airContinue Reading

As of 2023, Teresa Platt is on sabbatical, traveling, researching, writing and taking photos. Her architectural and landscape photographs of the village of Saint-Pierre-Toirac were included in an art exhibit in Southwest France. Educated in fine arts, architecture and communications, Teresa worked in public relations and marketing until she joinedContinue Reading

The Jefferson Library is a national treasure.  Considered one of the world’s most beautiful buildings when it opened in 1898, it is just as lovely today.  I visited it in June 2013 and took some pictures.  Hope you enjoy them. The Jefferson Library is one of the three buildings that Continue Reading

Most people might not have noticed but Californians just won control of their own kitchens – a wonderful victory for the little guys. Governor Jerry Brown signed AB1616 in September 2012, allowing the “cottage food industry” to create and sell goods, removing layers of red tape that have given largeContinue Reading

A recent United Nations report admonished the world for not becoming “climate neutral” fast enough to avoid the “catastrophic consequences” of climate change. It’s an odd complaint for the U.N. to make, considering that the international body has failed to reduce its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The average humanContinue Reading

There is something special about DC at sunset.  I hope you enjoy this short slideshow of pictures I took with my FujiFilm FinePix camera while walking home February 5 and 6th. At the end I’ve popped in five pictures I took last weekend with my iPhone, walking home from dinnerContinue Reading

It’s been about 3 months since I moved from Fallbrook, California -1,700 people per square mile – to Washington, DC – 10,000 people per square mile.  Yes, it’s been an adjustment.  No avocados, citrus trees or cowboy hats.  Lots of suits, briefcases and people walking. No coyotes or quail; lotsContinue Reading

I’ve just started a new job at the Environment and Enterprise Institute at the National Center for Public Policy Research in Washington, DC. Am feeling optimistic and idealistic. You can contact me at: Teresa Platt Director, Environment and Enterprise Institute The National Center for Public Policy Research www.nationalcenter.org 501 Capitol Court, NE,Continue Reading

The first presidential debate of 2012, on October 3, offered up two very different views on the role of government in people’s lives. While the debate was fascinating to watch, I recall similar views  expressed by President Obama and Governor Romney in speeches they each gave in New York CityContinue Reading