Another Book?

Another Book?

Yep.  Another book, this one for a cause.  And, a brief diversion from river ranting.  For now. Privilege and Privation, a Love Story, is a book commissioned by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to focus on personalizing, understanding, and bridging differences...
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...
Art Inspired

Art Inspired

The first thing you will notice about my new novel, PIG FARM, released just this month, is the front cover.  And then, the shocking back cover.  The provocative art of Amber Hansen has inspired my writing and speaking. It has pushed me to take chances, to stretch...
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,...
Pig Farm: A Teaser

Pig Farm: A Teaser

A teaser.  A heads up. A precursor of things to come. Like the first day of Autumn.  No matter how hot or pleasant, rainy or cold, humid or dry, it says winter is on the horizon. I have a new novel on the horizon too.  Pig Farm.  It is a fictional account of how a pig...