Places of the Heart

It is only fitting that on the occasion of my daughter Patricia Jean Parnell’s 27th birthday, I write about “places of the heart.”  She certainly has a special one in mine, stealing it at the grand old age of 44, well beyond my wildest dreams of ever...

Naming Rights

On what would have been my parents 72nd wedding anniversary, it is only appropriate to talk about kids' names.  What does this have to do with water quality or environmental stewardship?  You’ll see. My folks named my brother and me after family.  For me...

Why Blog About Environmental Issues?

I was born on this date 71 years ago. Which means it must be time to try something new! At least something new for me. How about a bi-weekly blog which will discuss environmental issues, with a particular focus on water and the Ozarks, and my growing concerns about...