Celebrating a special group of professionals this May

“What’s your favorite word, Señor?” One of my students asked me that question last fall as we were wrapping...

‘Earn this … earn it.’

A year ago, after writing a story about a local family’s loss, my intent had been to make that an annual project:...

Angelkeep Journals: Tall bearded iris ground zero for six continents

Angelkeep possesses a black thumb when it comes to a perfect iris garden. The fault cannot be passed off to the plants....

Memorable mistake makes magnificent memories

Last Friday was a busy day. I was looking forward to crawling in my bed at the end of the night and...

A quick response stopped a California criminal

The meeting that I was leading two weeks ago had only started about 10 minutes earlier when I heard my phone vibrate...

Angelkeep Journals: Hooded merganser times two and times three

It took a decade, times two, for the first appearance of a hooded merganser on Angelpond. They arrive as an unmistakable bird,...

Still on a mission to see the Northern Lights

It seems that my bucket list grows by a few lines each year — a bit faster than I can keep up...

Grant Bucher: ‘I think we made some ripples in the pond.’

This being the Saturday after an election, there is something in my genes that compels me to share some observations. This year’s...

Angelkeep Journals: The next generation, Mom, and the linden tree

I will think long and hard about Mom during Sunday coming. Mother’s Day has become a reminiscence adventure.  Gone...

Wondering who my ‘Mad Hatter’ might be

I’ve never read Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Maybe I should, because I was curious enough one day to go down the...