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...
A Shadow Over Ozarks Waters 1

A Shadow Over Ozarks Waters 1

It is only fitting that I share my deepest concerns, even fears, about our unique Ozarks waters after getting personal with my last blog about floating the entire Buffalo River with my teenage son, and the experience’s lasting impact on us. Following is the first half...