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Last week, I shared thoughts about visiting the Mortenson ranch north of Pierre. There is a second part of the journey that provoked much more thought. This trip was part of the South Dakota Ag and Rural Leadership seminar. While the physical...
It's a Central Florida tradition. Load up the car with your holiday cards and packages and head to the little post office in the east Orange County town of Christmas. The local postmark is just one more way to remind family and friends with a wink and a...
"You're not a fisherman, are you?" The guy who asked me that was laughing because I had walked past his fishing rod, perched against the wooden railing on the public fishing pier in Oak Hill, without noticing that it was bending slightly under the strain...
The Hartford CourantDuring my journeys across the state, I've often come across solitary chimneys in the middle of the woods. As the wood and nails disintegrated around the houses, the fieldstone or granite chimneys often remained — withstanding the New England...
Tags: Slavery, Minority Groups
Our last "Problem? No Problem!" inspired even more suggestions and emails. We've gathered a few more stories about people who saw a need or faced a challenge, and created a solution. Here's how they made a difference. —Jenniffer Weigel, Tribune...
The Hartford CourantThe first time I attempted to tame the wild Talcottville Gorge was in February. After an indoor dedication ceremony — the Northern Connecticut Land Trust was taking possession of the gorge — I plowed my way through deep snow along the old...
When a field trip permission slip comes home with one of my children, I ask a few questions. I want to know where the class is going, what the students will be doing and how much these activities will cost. I'm mainly listening for clues to answer one...
Bookshelves real and virtual are stocked with volumes about Los Angeles and Southern California written by people who parachute into a Westside guest house for a few weeks, hit the hot spots and high spots, then write with voice-of-God authority for...
The Hartford CourantThis might get me a one-way ticket to the funny farm. But there is a place in Windsor — only a few miles north of the capital city — where visitors can spend the whole day hiking 12 miles of trails. Trails that travel through a deep evergreen...
Tags: Roy Rogers, Bodies of Water, Wetlands, Minority Groups, Travel
The Hartford CourantWithin the Middlesex Land Trust's Abe Temkin Preserve is a huge fallen oak. The victim of some summer thunderstorm or winter nor'easter, the fallen giant landed perfectly out into the middle of a swamp. And, of course, the tree is just off the preserve's...
Tags: Connecticut River, Wetlands, Minority Groups, Music, Middletown
It happens about this time every year. Soon after the sugar maple leaves begin to turn, the corn stalks yellow and the cool, crisp autumn air begins to filter down from Canada, it's time for Native American stories. And Tolland resident Ken Hankinson...
Aug 11, 2011 |Column| Aberdeen News
Dec 2, 2010 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Oct 22, 2011 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Oct 27, 2011 |Column| Hartford Courant
Nov 10, 2011 |Column| Chicago Tribune
May 6, 2011 |Column| Hartford Courant
May 20, 2011 |Column| Herald Mail
Jun 4, 2011 |Column| Los Angeles Times
Mar 18, 2011 |Column| Hartford Courant
Mar 28, 2011 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Apr 9, 2011 |Column| Hartford Courant
Sep 24, 2010 |Column| Hartford Courant
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