posts tagged with Arbor Day

Planting the Seeds of Sustainable Recovery

waldo-7082.jpg.jpeg If there could be a best supporting actor award in the story of my life, trees would have snagged a few of those awards.

As a competitive runner until my early thirties, my favorite runs usually involved nature, parks, and tree-lined streets. I found peace in my solitary runs under the tree canopy of the Wissahickon Park in Philadelphia, PA. I gloried in my own private viewing of the exquisite cherry blossoms of the Tidal Basin on early morning jaunts in Washington, D.C. On the morning of my own wedding, I laced up my running shoes and headed to Valley Forge National Park with my matron of honor and my brother...

Deep in the Heart of Texas

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Texans are known for being fiercely independent. That sort of self-sufficiency comes naturally for a state as large as all of New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois combined. But with all bragging aside, we Texans know a thing or two about self-reliance, especially when it comes to our land.