Category: "Environment"

They're Here: Spotted Lanternflies Hatching

May 30th, 2018
Last summer I considered myself lucky. I had been spared the experience of living inside a swarm of the latest (and possibly greatest) pest problem to fly into my region of Pennsylvania. I found something this week, however, that proved my luck has ended … more »

Standing inside what could be.

June 9th, 2017
To some, the place might seem like any old, big woods. To me, it was something far greater. more »

Fission or fussion? A look at the science of social change.

November 16th, 2016
I’ve been silent, I know. For one thing, I felt this blog would get lost in the election chatter. For another, I couldn’t come up with much to write, at least not much besides expressions of sadness or fear, and I was pretty sure you've had enough of… more »

What's that smell?

March 31st, 2016
Yesterday I cut some hyacinth blooms and brought them inside. Pretty as they looked, my real intention was to enjoy the smell while I worked at my desk. Now, the office is absolutely lovely. more »

Another Big Storm

February 19th, 2016
I had to figure out what was bothering me so. Why was it that, if I heard the word “snowstorm” one more time, I thought I might explode? Normally I favor snow. I’m one of those people who believes, if it has to be winter, we should get pretty and playful precipitation. I needed a little soul searching. Otherwise I might be cranky until spring.… more »