Swan Creek Meanderings

Swan Creek Meanderings

I’ve busted up more than one canoe on beautiful Swan Creek.  I even turned one inside out – a long story.  But that’s not what this post is all about. Dr. Jim Baker, Missouri State University and host of Ozarks Watch Video Magazine (PBS), must be a real glutton...
Let’s Go Floatin’

Let’s Go Floatin’

OK. Change of plans. I’ll write about Earth Day #49 next post. More on that soon. For now my mind has gone floating. As in float trip, canoeing, spring runs on our amazing Ozarks’ streams. A weekend of snow, rain, and now temperatures soaring into the mid 70’s is...
Life Is A River – A Bend Beyond

Life Is A River – A Bend Beyond

OK, I’m officially inspired. To do something beyond writing. Beyond my books, my blogs, my bitching, my moaning. So I went back to my original blog from last July 8. “I hope it (the blog) stirs some emotion, some passion, some reaction, some action.” My reference...
Waters of New Zealand, Continued

Waters of New Zealand, Continued

I was downright angry. They want me to do what? Unpack the whole suitcase that I had crammed every nook and corner full at 5AM this morning, so they can look at my hiking boots? You’ve got to be kidding. It’s all so painstakingly organized and ready to access, and the...
A Shadow Over Ozarks Waters 2

A Shadow Over Ozarks Waters 2

Our home state of Missouri has become more aggressive in courting corporate agricultural projects, particularly CAFOs, in the name of economic development, since the passage of the “Right to Farm” constitutional amendment and the removal of restrictions on foreign...