December 1, 2018

Today is Antarctic Day. In 1959 on December 1st the Antarctic Treaty was signed. What a document. Short, precise, almighty and powerful. There are lots of reasons I love Antarctica. Everyone things it’s because of the cold, but actually it’s because of the warmth it br...

November 18, 2018

            Frank Hurley is arguably one of the best Antarctic Photographers of all time. I’ve known and loved his photos since the start of my infatuation with the continent, but I only recently picked up his book. Turns out he was also a wordsmith....

October 26, 2018

Who likes postcards these day? A piece of paper that takes days or longer when I can just get an Instagram post in seconds? Who does that? Seriously. Why cut down trees and make someone carry it for you. That takes a LOT of effort. Which is exactly why I do it.  


October 16, 2018

We think we're pretty fancy for inventing the internet but what about the Wood Wide Web?  Trees have a complex form of communication through their root system that isn’t so dissimilar to what we do on the interwebs. It’s all helped out and supported through the fungus...

October 13, 2018

This windowlessclassroom thing is new to me. I used to be in a window-less Classroom but at least my cinder block walls were a ‘classroom’. But I opted to give that up. With it, came a new meaning for September. I no longer had to go back to school. No shiny pencils, n...

September 20, 2018

Skills. You are never too old to get more of them. Recently, I had to get the skills to drive a zodiac so I took the Start Powerboating Right class at In-Command in Rhode Island. It was an intense weekend split over two 8 hour days, with classroom portion and hands on....

September 14, 2018

It’s been over a month now since I’ve gotten back from the Arctic. I could have written this then but I wanted to be sure. I wanted to be sure that it was real. That I wasn’t on some post expedition high that I would dwindle down from and say “oh, it was ok”. But that...

July 21, 2018

This trip has been years in the making. It must have been at least 5 since I’ve heard about it. A couple more for me to hear more about it and learn of its impacts. And now the time is finally here. In a couple days I’ll be going North with over 120 students from all o...

July 14, 2018

I recently powered through a book called Climate Change by Philippe Squarzoni. It was a thick book 467 pages. That might cause me to shy away if I wasn’t thoroughly interested in the subject, which I luckily was. What made it an even faster read is that it was mostly c...

July 10, 2018

   Museums can be a great place to get an education outside the classroom. I used to work at the Bridgeport Discovery Museum and Planetarium but that’s a story for another post. The museum I want to talk about here is a new one, opened in 2016. It attracts all ages wit...

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