Geology

Once upon a time I wanted to be a geologist (I still ❤️ rocks).  I was 16 and soon to be applying to colleges. I wanted nothing more than to travel and learn about the Earth. I wanted to use information from past geological events to solve environmental problems of the future. I learned about …

Collective Current

Lion's mane jellyfish are pelagic (living in the open ocean) for most of their lives but tend to settle in shallow, sheltered bays towards the end of their one-year lifespan.They remain mostly very near the surface, at no more than 20 m (66 feet) depth. Their slow pulsations drive them forward weakly, so they depend on …

Biodiversity

Ladybug!  Ladybug! Fly away home. Your house is on fire. And your children all gone. All except one, And that's little Ann, For she crept under The frying pan. ~Mother Goose _________________________________________________________________________ I remember the lady bugs. As a five year old I learned they came in different colors.  They flew in through the open …

Bonds

(I wrote this piece as part of my 3 week summer institute with the Rhode Island Project in summer 2019 in response to a mural created in West Philly displaying quotes from detained migrants) ___________________________________________________________________________________________ My youngest is one year old and finally learned to sleep through the night. It took his brothers a little longer, but …