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...
A Float Trip

A Float Trip

“That trip changed my life, Dad.” The speaker was none other than my son Benjamin, born on this very day 38 years ago. There’s that “calendar date to ground me in what’s important” thing again. Ben was speaking of a trip that he and I had taken several years earlier,...
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,...