Volume II of the Mueller Report makes one thing very clear: Donald Trump obstructed justice and it is within the Constitutional authority of the House of Representatives to take action based on his corrupt intent. I’ve been thinking about this today and came up with a scenario that is similar enough to what Mueller reported … More If Trump Were A University President, He Would Be Removed and Placed Under Criminal Investigation
NATURA. CATHEDRA. MACHINA. The house my mother, father, sister, and I Lived in was just a mile or so as the crow Flies from the ten-acre pond. Tonight the peepers will sing down the sun From their wetland choir under the arches Of the rough jack and pitch pine branches. Far east of here, Notre … More NATURA. CATHEDRA. MACHINA.
Thrilled to learn that two of my poems, “Vespers in the Barrens” and “Memorial Day in the Shale Fields” will be featured in the spring edition of the The Watershed Journal. “Vespers” reflects on the land’s and our own mortality in a place where iron was once rapacious king but now the land is a … More Pieces accepted in The Watershed Journal
Recently, Micaela Amateau Amato alleged that Ferguson Township’s supervisors appear to be indifferent to citizens’ concerns about plastic pollution and climate change. She wrongly accuses the board of failing to cooperate with our regional partners to take environmental issues seriously. I am not sure where she has gotten this idea, but I would like to … More Anyone who says the Ferguson board is indifferent to environmental issues is deluded or manufacturing disinformation.
Today, the EPA should be protecting the Clean Water Act and other water-related regulation, not giving away our waters to big polluters. As a member of the Spring Creek Watershed Commission, I am flummoxed by these proposed changes. They pave the way for fish kills and dirty drinking water. When I was six, our parents … More Stop the Dirty Water Rule
SMILE In these swift gelid waters, My feet struggle to set Themselves on the midstream Algae-slicked rocks. The snow-fed current rushes Through the riffle round my ankles. It bends the dusk in uncountable Hallucinations. Why do they come speaking In non-words, In gibber Over the creek’s babble? Mother. Grief-ridden. Weathered hands … More Smile
Local governments can go solar together. That’s what we are trying to do here in the middle of Pennsylvania. It’s environmentally sound and makes sound financial sense. It’s just common sense at this point. A couple of years ago Penn State (where I work but don’t speak for) received an unsolicited bid for a solar … More Pennsylvania’s local governments can go solar…together