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  • Picking Strawberries

      Originally posted at Kitchen Dancing on July 12, 2007. View the original post here. It’s hard not to think about the sweetness in life when you are picking strawberries. Working side by side with my wife, we crouch over the thick bushes and push the leaves aside looking for the perfect berry. The groundContinue reading “Picking Strawberries” Read more

  • Why Blog About Food?

    Originally posted at Kitchen Dancing, on July 8, 2007. View the original post here. When Erica and I began talking about doing some sort of joint writing project food was a topic that surfaced fairly early. As with most things there are probably innumerable reasons why we chose food but a few key reasons popContinue reading “Why Blog About Food?” Read more

  • Making Maps

    Originally posted at Conservation Nation, the SCA blog, on May 25th, 2007. View the original post here. Rebecca Solnit recently published an essay called “Maps for the Year Ahead” in Orion Magazine. The piece offers a number of striking observations about space, place, and land in the wake of tragedy. Looking at events like the1906Continue reading “Making Maps” Read more

  • Peddling a New Lifestyle

    Originally posted at Conservation Nation, the SCA blog, on April 2nd, 2007. View the original post here. A few weeks ago we got the first snow storm of the winter here in Western Massachusetts. My wife and I decided we would treat ourselves and order take out from a new restaurant in town called Sparky’sContinue reading “Peddling a New Lifestyle” Read more

  • Moral Leadership

    Originally posted at Conservation Nation, the SCA blog, on February 14th, 2007. View the original post here. Almost everyone has heard at least some small snippet of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous I Have a Dream speech, given at the March on Washington in August of 1963. It is one of the great speeches ofContinue reading “Moral Leadership” Read more

  • Originally posted at Conservation Nation, the SCA blog, on February 8th, 2007. View the original post here.Conservation That Builds Relationships “Service has the power to connect people across generations, connect landscapes across geographies, and connect our work to a greater good.” SCA offered me the opportunity to develop life-changing relationships. In SCA’s New York AdirondackContinue reading “Serving Land and People – Part Two” Read more

  • Originally posted at Conservation Nation, the SCA blog, on February 2nd, 2007. View the original post here.Connecting Soul, Soil, and Society In recent years SCA has taken its work out of the wilderness and into the community, changing lives and serving nature in local classrooms and community venues as well as state forests and nationalContinue reading “Serving Land and People – Part One” Read more

  • Building A Movement

    Originally posted at Conservation Nation, the SCA blog, on January 24th, 2007. The original post can be viewed here. Bill McKibben’s new initiative, Step It Up!, is creating quite a buzz in the green corners of the internet. Although McKibben has been a long time advocate for various environmental causes through his writing (The EndContinue reading “Building A Movement” Read more

  • Welcome to Groundswell

    I am launching this new blog today to bring together a few different threads of writing and thinking that I have been working on in different parts of my home and work life. Back when I was in college, I was the ultimate liberal arts student because I took classes in nearly every department, andContinue reading “Welcome to Groundswell” Read more

  • In this piece I wrote for the Stanford Social Innovation Review I outline lessons foundations and journalists can learn from the community engagement and organizing effort in New Jersey which resulted in the establishment of the Civic Information Consortium, a first in the nation model for public support of civic news. Read it here. Read more