Running In Place

Running In Place

Year Two of RIVER RANT presents the same challenges and similar hopes that we began with a year ago. From that initial post in July 2018:  “Ozarks waters are at grave risk from multiple protagonists.”  They still are. But barely a month ago, the Governor of Arkansas...
A Retrospective

A Retrospective

River Rant,The Blog, debuted twelve months ago with a promise to focus on water and the Ozarks, and my concerns about threats to all. I have tried to remain true to that charge, with a few diversions into family, friends, and floating. My concerns remain, and in some...
ANOTHER PIG CAFO STORY

ANOTHER PIG CAFO STORY

I debuted my new environmentally themed presentation, Life is a River – A Bend Beyond, to a sizable and engaged audience at the Library Center a month ago. I have received many comments of encouragement since. Things like: “Thanks for sharing your story and...
Bull Creek Rewind

Bull Creek Rewind

I’ve heard it said that old men are occasionally allowed to wax sentimental.  I definitely pass the age threshold, and writing about Swan Creek and Bull Creek back to back trigger the sentimentality meter.  So here goes.  I apologize in advance! About a month ago,...
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...
Earth Day #49

Earth Day #49

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”- Gandhi   This was the tag line on the bottom of my pocket calendar, this 4th week of April, 2019. So random, so timely, so vital. I saw so many people doing just this last Monday on Earth Day at the square in...