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Flipping the Current

In July, I traveled to the Big Island of Hawai’i with a group of classmates for my third and final Earth Expedition trip for my graduate degree. The theme of the course is “Saving Species”, and the focus is ostensibly … Continue reading

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Returning

Coming home from the field, especially an extended stay out of country, is never easy. It can be jarring, especially when one has to jump immediately back into “the normal”. Work, home, bills, driving in the city, and so on. … Continue reading

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Pura Vida

“Pure life…”  Anyone who has visited Costa Rica knows this is the most commonly heard phrase in the country. It is pretty much an acceptable response to… just about anything.  When I traveled there several years ago, I got the … Continue reading

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Every Kid in a Park

Today President Obama launched an initiative called “Every Kid in a Park“, whereby all 4th grade students in America and their families will get free admission to all National Parks and other federal lands and waters for a full year, … Continue reading

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And Now We Welcome the New Year…

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” – Ranier Maria Rilke I decided some time ago that I will no longer do “resolutions” for the New Year. All too often they are simply … Continue reading

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No one could write truthfully about the sea and leave out the poetry…

“The winds, the sea, and the moving tides are what they are. If there is wonder and beauty and majesty in them, science will discover these qualities… If there is poetry in my book about the sea, it is not … Continue reading

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Extraordinary

“When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.” – Jaques Yves Cousteau Where do I even begin? Much has happened since I was with you … Continue reading

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