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

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Saying Goodbye to the House on 168th Avenue

This month I had to say goodbye to the home of my childhood. I grew up in a house on 168th Avenue in Holland about a half mile from Lake Michigan. Not only do I love this house, but I also have pride in the house. Throughout my life, almost every Saturday morning, I would wake … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to the House on 168th Avenue

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

There is Money to be Made in Environmental Restoration

This is music to my ears. A new report is out that shows the investment opportunities in environmental restoration. This is so important to me because when I sit across from a representative of a municipality or a private business, trying to explain to them the importance of stream restoration, forest protection, or land preservation, … Continue reading There is Money to be Made in Environmental Restoration

Searching for Conservation in the Man-made: Lab-grown Meat

As we continue to use more of the world's space and resources, there comes a time when it is necessary to start thinking about alternative ways of doing things. Some of these ideas can seem unnatural or other-worldly, but when looking towards the future, it is important to understand the potential environmental benefits of mad-made … Continue reading Searching for Conservation in the Man-made: Lab-grown Meat