The Project Begins…

Last week, the Acrosport 2 production team dispatched to a temporary storage location to begin the dusty and delicate task of retrieving and moving airplane parts. Despite the flying dirt (no pun intended), seeing this first step in the project brought broad smiles to the entire team. The wings and leading edges are now in … Continue reading The Project Begins…

That’s So Gnarly!

There is an ancient Tao fable by the philosopher Zhuangzi about The Useless Tree. The Useless Tree was old and imperfect, with twisted limbs and crooked branches. The other trees made fun of The Useless Tree because it was old and rough, and the knotty wood made it profitless as lumber. But Zhuangzi saw merit … Continue reading That’s So Gnarly!

The Acrosport 2 Project

There appears to be no end to the fascinating opportunities that are tweaking my interest post-work life (or was it a life of work?). After a long pause of a few years, one of my closest friends is re-igniting a passion project, one shelved for several years. It is the construction of an Acrosport 2 … Continue reading The Acrosport 2 Project

A Visit to Fairchild Cemetery Savanna Nature Preserve

In the world of grassy ecosystems, a savanna is a prairie with a significant number of woody plants. Generally, there are widely spaced trees with an understory of plants that require high levels of light. On a beautiful, blue-sky day with temps in the 70s, I visited Fairchild Cemetery Savanna Nature Preserve, a place that … Continue reading A Visit to Fairchild Cemetery Savanna Nature Preserve

What I’m Reading…

There I go again, slipping on my glasses and stepping back into the librarian comfort zone. As long as we face issues that need exploring and have questions that need answering, I will always turn to books. On any given day, it is not unusual for me to simultaneously be knee-deep in two or three … Continue reading What I’m Reading…

Spring to Summer

As the struggle to recover and move forward during the COVID-19 pandemic continues, finding our place and purpose in this quasi dystopian lifestyle remains a challenge. With non-essential businesses closed, movement is limited. For my fellow Master Naturalists and me, social distancing rules canceled options for volunteering and continuing education. What does a wilderness explorer … Continue reading Spring to Summer