Colorado Wildfires Summer 2018

I’m one person. In one small region of the southwest. With many stories to share. I was happily working on my computer while sitting outside on my deck and anticipating the start of the long weekend. Suddenly I was overcome by the intense smell of smoke nearby. Having studied wildfire science and worked in wildfire… Read More

Pesto: It Must Be Summer!

What Does Summer Taste Like? You just might get a different answer from every person you ask. Watermelon, cotton candy, Italian ice, homemade vanilla ice-cream from the local dairy, lemonade. Those are some sweeter tasing foods that get some summer tastebuds going. If you’re from Buffalo, New York your answer might be Beef on Weck with a… Read More

The Science of Well-Being

Have you heard of, or taken a course at Coursera?  I’m in the process of taking my second course with them. It’s called The Science of Well-Being and is taught by a Professor at Yale University. I know, I know. More classes! I just completed the equivalent of several marathons to obtain my Masters of Environmental Management (MEM)… Read More

Courage: Daily Prompt

It’s been five days since the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting took place in Parkland, Florida. Eight of the victims were girls and young women; nine were boys and men. They ranged from 14 years old to 49. I spent Sunday with my own 23 year old son cooking brunch, catching up, drinking coffee… Read More

Lecture: One Word Prompt

I recently spent six and a half years obtaining two degrees and a number of certificates. I was also a teaching assistant for an advanced ornithology field and lab course. Before that, I was an educator and education advisor to elementary & middle school students, parents, and school faculties. I’ve been a presenter, & attended… Read More

Mindcamp Southwest: New Frontiers

Something tells me there’s a wealth of innovative, creative, design thinking, leaders out there. That’s you, right? If so, you might be interested in checking out a really cool creativity conference coming to Arizona March 1st-4th. It’s a four-day micro-university for personal, professional, and organizational creativity — a feast of concurrent sessions presented by the best… Read More

Variations on a Theme: Headshots

I was thrilled when my friend Michelle Auerbach, author, speaker, and storytelling consultant, recently asked me to take some headshots for her upcoming book. It was a busy time for both of us. It was the December holidays, I was traveling and working on several projects, and more importantly I was in town to celebrate Michelle… Read More