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#54 - I plodded into my pandemic office, the guest room, serving me now that there are no guests. I stood, wall staring, recovering from a workout with that unfocused post-exertion gaze when I realized my daughter’s high school artwork, framed years earlier, contained only non-white people... Click here to read more... January 2021
#53 - Why yes, it has been a good bit of time since you’ve heard from me. A lot has been happening, hasn’t it? As you know, I don’t write if I have nothing to say and frankly, in the last 16 months everyone else has seemingly had so much to say that there’s been very little extra to add!
#52 - Half of our botanical expertise – gone in just ten years. Well, obviously since I’m breaking my newsletter silence, you know this had an impact on me. Field botanists, natural resource managers, landscape architects, native plant retailers, molecular biologists working on scientific breakthroughs based on plant science . . .
#51 - Normally I would send out the link to my latest essay or article with a newsletter complete with sustainability information, job opportunities etc. However, I’ve been tied up team-writing (a very worthwhile) grant this week to engage Latinas in learning about native plants as a vehicle... Click here to read more... August 2018
# 50 - You admittedly don’t hear from me for months. Then suddenly I give you two newsletters in a row. What is going on here?
I have a couple of things to talk with you about, so off we go. For those of you interested in biomimicry.... Click here to read more... April 2018
# 49 - Happy Pi Day or Day to those of you recognizing March 14th as 3-14 (the first three numbers in pi). It really is a thing; and although pi is a favorite contemplative topic for me (We could talk Archimedes to Carl Sagan to Kate Bush on this.), today I’m really more concerned with pie... Click here to read more... March 2018