Practicing Gratitude

We are nearing November when the days get shorter, the air gets colder and we find comfort in quality time with family and friends. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought now would be a perfect time to practice gratitude. October is always my favorite time of the year. It is a special time for … Continue reading Practicing Gratitude


Clean Water Matters

I have a shirt that reads "clean water matters" that I got at a local watershed fundraiser a few years ago. I was wearing this shirt this summer while taking a ride out on the boat with my family, and my sister asked me "so what is clean water?" Of course I knew she knew the … Continue reading Clean Water Matters

The Future of our Parks is in Danger

It's hard to imagine American the Beautiful without our local, state, and national parks. Unfortunately there is another environmental protection fund that could be at risk. The Land and Water Conservation Fund was established in 1964 by Congress to make sure important land and water resources would be set aside for recreational purposes. This includes state … Continue reading The Future of our Parks is in Danger

Heading North For A While

I just got back from a week long vacation in my favorite state. Michigan is absolutely beautiful this time of year with its luscious greens and comfortable temperatures. The month of June was jam-packed with tons of activity including my performing in a community theatre production of Into the Woods and having to say goodbye … Continue reading Heading North For A While

Nature’s Secrets with Science Friday Live

When I saw that the team from NPR's Science Friday was going to record a radio broadcast with an audience at Miami University, I had to go. The focus of the broadcast was on nature's secrets where Ira Flatow, the host of Science Friday, interviewed experts from southwest Ohio on the subject of yeast fungus, paleo … Continue reading Nature’s Secrets with Science Friday Live