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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, “The problem with all of this intrusion is it will cause otherwise highly-qualified people to throw their hands up in frustration, disgust or […]
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 […]
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.