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 of Ozarks Waters 1

A Shadow of 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,...
Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing

Come on Parnell.  Lighten up a bit.  You’re too much of an optimist to dwell on the bottom. Particularly in this season of celebration.  Let’s have some fun to start the new year with! So, here’s another one you might ask about.  What does this have to do with water...
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...