Archives for: "September 2013"

Uncloaking the Invisible Sorrow

September 27th, 2013
The Eastern Phoebe is not a particularly beautiful bird. Gray on top, white on bottom, its markings are rather bland. With a lack of melody in its song, the Phoebe would not inspire a composer to write a symphony. Still, it had become my favorite backya… more »

Tapped out or tuned in?

September 20th, 2013
When John Rogers of Keystone Conservation Trust asked me to join another planning committee, I groaned silently. I needed more paid opportunities, not volunteer ones. Tempted to say, "no," I decided to see what it was all about first, before I answered. I'm glad I did… more »

From barren to green, engaged citizens made a difference.

September 13th, 2013
Did you ever wish you could do something to fix a serious problem in your neighborhood? Have you ever tried? Did you feel like giving up? This week I've decided to post a story that I wrote for Blue Ridge Outdoors, a magazine that covers outdoor recrea… more »