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The Last Frontier

My 50-state quest is coming to an end.  As of tomorrow, I will have visited all 50 states, culminating with a visit to Alaska. As we will be camping and visiting remote wilderness spots, my blogging may be minimal over the next ten days. However, I’m sure I will have…

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Failure is Possible…and Humbling

I feel old. It started out promising enough. We arrived at our campsite by 6:30 p.m.  Though we had no view of Twin Lakes, it seemed quiet and private and had a nice pad to pitch our tent on. A quick trip to Buena Vista for a yummy dinner at…

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The Value of Public Engagement

Having worked many years for the federal government, I confess that sometimes the amount of red tape became burdensome. I just wanted to get things done – NOW.  I remember working for the Park Service and wanting to put a new sign at the visitor center.  Sounds simple, but it…

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Land of Peaches and Corn

I’m not usually a corn-on-the-cob kind of girl. Corn is not my favorite vegetable, probably a result of too many cans of Delmonte corn growing up. But these looked irresistible.  The stalks were a vibrant green and the green husks were fresh looking, not dried out.  The Trader Joe’s employee…

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