My name is Mike McDearmon and this is my collection of essays about Earth. My background as a designer and researcher is studying the intersection of people, products, and their surroundings. After years of observing changes in my own surroundings—the weather, the seasons, and the natural environment giving way to the built environment—I couldn't help but feel that I was living in an age of rapid change unlike any other. That feeling raised a lot of questions, so I started looking for answers and now write as a way of sharing what I learn with others.

Thank you for reading. I hope these essays spark a sense of wonder and curiosity for the incredible planet we call home 🌏