My favorite time to work and write is in the early morning. as the sunrises on the back porch, the coffee brews, and Ashby runs a lap or two along the fence line, I get to collect my thoughts and plan my day. this morning, a holiday, I caught up on the little bit of work I blew off yesterday then caught up on some correspondence to friends.
These days it is all too easy to feel sorry for ourselves and feel like we got the nasty end of the stick. Last Saturday i saw some very talented anglers enjoy fall fishing on the Moormans. What was truly remarkable about this group of anglers was that they all had a physical or developmental disability, a chronic illness or other special health needs.
You can read my latest column in the News Virginian here.
More and more, our connection to the natural world is eroded by an increasingly complex world. Having a program in our schools that offers kids a chance to participate in, and learn from, the natural world in a safe and structured way seems like an opportunity too good to pass up.
You can read my latest column in the News Virginian here:
Rich Galen writes today in his Mullings column about the questionnaire the Obama Transition Project is using to vet candidates for cabinet and other top level positions. I think he nails it when he writes,
Here is his recent posting. His suggestion to President-elect Barack Obama is wonderful.
Dan O’Brien is the author of the autobiographical Buffalo for the Broken Heart. A former cattle rancher and writer he tells a moving story of his redemption on his ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota and his wild idea to return buffalo to the plains.
One of the great education programs for connecting kids to nature is Trout Unlimited’s Trout in the Classroom program. The program educates K-12 students and teachers about the importance of water quality, aquatic biology, watershed management and stewardship issues. You can read a story about one of the local schools in my area here.