From a blue-collar upbringing in Groton, NY, a small town near Ithaca, to Cornell University majoring in industrial engineering, to “Philly,” to the NYC poetry scene, to three cross-country poetry tours, back to Groton, now in Colorado, Hahne’s journey is not over yet.Continue Reading →
After hundreds, no thousands, of miles of flat lands – there they were, the purple Rockies rising mysteriously in the distance. I had almost arrived. It was a return home, of sorts. At least to one of my hometowns, Denver.Continue Reading →
Unfortunately, those tiny plastic beads in facial cleansers and other skin products are causing water pollution. They pass right through waste water filters and flow into lakes and oceans – and, because they look like fish eggs, they’re mistaken for food by fish and other wildlife.Continue Reading →
Art in the outdoors – fresh air, green grass, blossoming trees, sculptures of people, horses, birds, family medallions, mythical gods and goddesses, and an endless array of imaginative creatures await you. Where?Continue Reading →
I was dreading the drive through Kansas on my cross-country road trip. Everyone said – it’s as flat as a pancake, you’ll have to pinch yourself to stay awake. I was on the last leg, from Ohio to Colorado. A straight road ran to the horizon with no end in sight. Then …Continue Reading →
People never get numb to tragedy. Even our first responders, firefighters, EMTs, police officers, and doctors sometimes see things so disturbing they need a way to deal with them. It’s Mary Rollinger’s job to help. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy for her, either.Continue Reading →
Pelicans fly low sometimes, skimming along the surface of the water. (Not flying high now.) They’re mostly looking for a meal, for nourishment. Being low has its benefits for pelicans. And, I’ve decided, for me, too.Continue Reading →
To date, I’ve interviewed six dynamic solos, living their lives in unique ways. Their approaches to other people, and to their civic, work, and artistic pursuits have taught me valuable lessons about how to live a good life.Continue Reading →
Can you tell if a shop owner loves what she sells? At The Audubon Shop and Gallery in Pawleys Island, SC, you think – maybe so. Small business owner Diane Rastello tells you her brother said, “Don’t just buy what you like, you’ll never sell it.” Rastello didn’t take it as an insult. She laughed.Continue Reading →
Have you ever noticed a sole egret standing by a stream? Or just one blue heron alone on a riverbank? What happened to birds of a feather, what happened to the flock? (What’s wrong with this bird?)Continue Reading →
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