Category Archives: Nature

Modern Alchemy

My loves of science and nature married and birthed something amazing.  I spend every day lately, researching, formulating, creating.  I am a modern-day alchemist.  I am following my dream to pursue people, pet and planet safe STUFF–that I can create … Continue reading

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Modern-day Alchemist 

I like to think of myself as a modern day alchemist.  I love science and nature, and I’m enjoying combining the two to create skin care products at home that are good for me, and safe for the planet, and … Continue reading

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Weekend restoration…

This is not your typical weekend restoration project…… I have a wonderful wife!  She let me take her into the wilderness on our anniversary to help restore an illegal trespass into the Rainbow Mountains Wilderness area.  We worked with the … Continue reading

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National Public Lands Day, September 26, 2015

National Public Lands Day, September 26, 2015! The events of this past Saturday will go down in the annals of “time-well-spent” for this nerd!  I joined the Friends of Nevada Wilderness (FNW), along with several other lucky volunteers, at Mountain … Continue reading

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Busy, busy, busy…

Time management is usually one of my strong traits.  Not so during the past few weeks.  I have been busy, busy, busy and allowed myself to become a little overwhelmed for a moment.  Graduate school started on August 24, the … Continue reading

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National Clean Energy Summit 8.0

Monday, August 24, 2015.  I will have fond memories of this date for many years to come.  This was my first ever experience with the National Clean Energy Summit, which convenes annually in Las Vegas, NV.  This event is sponsored … Continue reading

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   I’m up early today for the National Clean Energy Summit (NCES8).  It’s held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. I’m working with the Clean Energy Project of Nevada, passing out swag and having folks say Thank You to Senator … Continue reading

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To sleep or not to sleep, that is the question…..

We all can agree that sleep is important to our overall health.  We have learned through countless medical and scientific studies how sleep, or the lack thereof, affects us physically and emotionally.  Some have even studied how sleep affects memory.  … Continue reading

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California Department of Public Health: Just Say No to Seafood

While not all seafood is affected, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has just issued an updated advisory regarding consumption of certain recreationally caught mollusks and other edible sea creatures. The original advisory was issued in early June, and … Continue reading

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Riparian buffers essential to water quality

While researching for my Wetlands course, I came across some published scientific literature on the topic of the management of riparian buffers.  Initially I was looking for information on the process of improving water quality via filtration by aquatic plants within … Continue reading

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