Based in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley
Editor & Profile Writer
Vines cover the ruins of the old Smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island, New York.

Mere stones and stories they tell

While our storytelling can reshape the past and present, occasionally something happens to set events in stone, connecting them to future generations forever, it seems. On a recent visit to Roosevelt Island, a lesser known part of New York City, stones lay nearly everywhere. They covered the shores. Some crumbled…

Milkweed growing on the Trexler Nature Preserve above the Lehigh Valley

Where the runaway imagination goes

Last summer, my vegetable garden ran away and inspired me to do the same thing. The garden ran away with weeds, no see ‘ums, and platter-sized squash leaves. In consideration of this and of the previous years’ invasions of cabbage moths, ground hog and poison ivy, I’ve given up. The…