Enjoy the Outdoors!

Walk the woods, Hike the hills, Backpack the back country. It’s not just healthy, it’s the best exercise! We’ve been doing it since we first began hunting and gathering. • No demands on the environment • Consumes only your body’s energy • Inexpensive • Non-polluting • Clears the mind and … Continue reading

Trail Detours

Imagine barreling down an Interstate on your way up north and coming to huge signs that say “I-95 ends in one mile” and then getting shunted off to a two-lane county road. I was talking with Ryan Smart, President of 1000 Friends of Florida, the other day, and he told … Continue reading

Lobbying in Tallahassee

Last Monday Cynthia Henderson, a friend for over 20 years, past secretary of Florida Department of Business Regulation and now a lobbyist, arranged appointments for me with the following people in  Tallahassee: Samantha Browne, DEP, Bureau Chief, Division of Recreation and Parks, Office of Greenways and Trails, and Doug Alderson, … Continue reading

10 Jul 2015

Here’s a dated press release, but it’s good stuff; the date doesn’t matter: A study by researchers at the University of Utah and the University of Kansas found that backpackers scored 50 percent better on a creativity test after spending four days in nature disconnected from electronic devices. The study … Continue reading