Things to do in Washington DC include the National Mall and Theodore Roosevelt Island.

A Teddy in the Capital…

All eyes are on our nation’s capital these days. It’s one of the places to visit in USA. I’ve been twice now. Last May we were looking for things to do in Washington DC. With only one full day and traveling with kids, we went to the National Mall. Politics be damned, it’s inspiring to …

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Though not President of the United States, there are equivalents to the State of the Union for the nonprofit executive officer

Delivering a SOTU

Who knows if you or I will ever be President of the United States. But good communication requires a State of the Union (SOTU) for any organization. You might deliver this in a board retreat, on opening day, or the end of the year gala. All speechwriters agree that it’s a production. A few thoughts …

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Now it's closed, but Grill was a downtown favorite of local Tucson, Arizona.

Hope Indistinguishable

It’s been a decade since Brian and I were at The Grill. Now it’s closed. Grill was a downtown favorite of Tucsonans. I ordered a great burger with a Full Sail from the tap. My friend and I talked about the impossible future of our world. Like we’re the only ones, right? He an environmental …

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First 100 Days of President Trump Nature Environment

A Year Trump’s Nature

On Earth Day last Saturday, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke collaborated on a guest column in the Waco Tribune-Herald (click & read). In it the wrote that “Since January, the Trump administration has been fighting to grow jobs while protecting the air we breathe, …

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#BlackLivesMatter

Ever been Black in the backcountry? I once led a trip of college students into the backcountry of Southern Indiana. Ours was a diverse group of students who had learned outdoor living skills that week. The time had come to shoulder packs into the wilderness. We hiked for over an hour before coming to Saddle …

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