Category Archives: Environment

Earth Day Weekend 2018

Earth Day is and will always be about this photo taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts on the first manned mission to the moon. “The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there … Continue reading

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Letter to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors

Dear Lisa, Mike, Kurt, Janelle and Rod, It’s funny how when one gets all the information the picture looks different. Since I complained about the purchase of Dick Schwab and Katherine Burford’s property using conservation bond money after partial information … Continue reading

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Morning Coffee, Climate Change and the 2018 Midterms

I first drank coffee in the Army… on top of a hill… during the dead of winter… from a mermite can. Steam rising from the lid proved irresistible when ambient temperatures were below zero and we had just slept on … Continue reading

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Green Up is Coming

“Good navigators are always skeptical, not of the presences of things, but of what they see and understand. Good navigators are almost always lost.” ~Robert Finley Green up has begun and everything seems ready to pop — even if it isn’t. … Continue reading

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Letter to the Johnson County Supervisors

Dear Lisa, Mike, Kurt, Janelle and Rod, Your vote on the acquisition of Dick Schwab’s property will make it easy for me to determine for whom to vote in this year’s June primary and who to support going forward. I … Continue reading

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Issues Come Home to Roost

In September I asserted we should be working to stop nuclear weapons and protect the environment. A year into Trump’s first term it’s clear I understated this need. The Trump administration rolled out it’s nuclear posture review and oh brother. … Continue reading

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Solon City Council Steps Up

The City of Solon acted as a good neighbor on Dec. 20 when its city council voted 4-1 to provide water to Gallery Acres West, a subdivision three miles west of the city. The subdivision sought water service to help … Continue reading

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