Greenpoint Dayz

Outside there is an aging man, likely in his mid 60s. Two other women are with him. They are all in the backyard tending to the lawn. Perfectly groomed with a rose trellis. Wild nature imposes itself across manicured borders. The women pluck...

American bison

Bison to become first national mammal

Some exciting news on the conservation front. Thanks to various US and Native efforts, the bison is making a comeback. Also interesting to note the role the Teddy Roosevelt and the Bronx Zoo played in their conservation, both tidbits of US history I...

Coming Up for Air in the Caribbean

So it has been too long since I have been able to get back her and do some writing for myself on my own blog. Somehow life has a way of just sweeping you away, like a strong rip tide, and pulling you under.

Dreams of Athens

A little over 10 years ago, I was living in Athens, Ohio in this little house at 8 Patton St. with two old friends, Ryan Davis and Tom Potter. The house was just up the hill from the Village Bakery. That was before...

A Dissertation or a Book

Here is an excellent little excerpt from a book by William Germano reflecting on some of the challenges of moving from being a PhD student writing a dissertation–which is basically where I am at–to having a publishable book that would be interesting to...