Environmental Summitry

Environmental Summitry

I’m optimistic and inspired today.   I was invited to offer and sign Pig Farm at the 3rd Annual Arkansas Environmental Policy Summit in Little Rock last month.   The program featured former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter as keynote speaker.  Governor Ritter...
Everyone Is A Leader

Everyone Is A Leader

Ok, I’m going out on a limb here, and hopefully won’t lose too many of you. I’m feeling emotional today as it is our twin grand babies 3rd birthday, joining us prematurely just three years past. What do they have to do with water quality? Only everything, I would...
Pig Farm, The Book Not The Travesty

Pig Farm, The Book Not The Travesty

This date needs no further introduction.  It is the official release date of my new novel, PIG FARM. FROM THE ENDORSERS: “Parnell’s stories reflect an organic sense of the people, land, water, culture and history of the distinctive Ozarks region.” Dr. John E. Moore,...
Why Blog About Environmental Issues?

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...