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The Books We Read

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. –Ralph Waldo Emerson I know that there are a lot of people feeling despondent these days, and I plan on addressing my own feelings … Continue reading

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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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Take My Arms That I Might Reach You…

As I do every year, I watched President Obama’s State of the Union address last night. As it was his last, he was a bit more loose. A tad more bold. He had nothing to lose, obviously, and so he … Continue reading

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Crafting Deeper Stories in 2016

  Last year, I was invited to join the Board of Directors of the newly formed Ocean Media Institute. I have since been elected as the Vice President of the Board of Directors, which is an incredible honor, especially when … Continue reading

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What Earth Day Means to Me…

When I think about the idea of “Earth Day”, I am immediately taken back to my childhood. My father, an avid outdoorsman, educator, and environmentalist, would take me backpacking in the Sierras, rock climbing in Joshua Tree, swimming in the … Continue reading

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Where Were You When You Heard…

I remember five years ago when I heard about the explosion on the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon rig out in the Gulf of Mexico. The images coming over the airwaves were incredible, pillars of flame and fire-boats trying to control … Continue reading

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Our National Parks

Monday, August 25th, marked the 98th birthday for our National Park Service in the United States. The National Park Service was created by an Act signed by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916. Yellowstone National Park was established by … Continue reading

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