The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Saturday, December 31, 2011

KEEN Ambassadorship!

I love my KEEN boots. They kept my feet pretty happy during my 1000-mile hike. The boot on the left side of this photo has about 350 miles on it, the boot on the right is the new pair I got in Escanaba that took me all the way to Chicago.

KEEN has acknowledged my 1000-mile adventure and the work I continue to do to educate people about the importance of our Great Lakes by making me a KEEN Ambassador!

Check out their site HERE.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Winter on Lake Michigan

For many people, the Great Lakes are a summertime place, a place of heat and sand and cooling waters in which to play.

There is a certain beauty, though, of the lakes in other seasons. And a serenity to these waters after the first snow of winter.

Some people have never seen the shelf ice form on the lake and stretch out miles from the shoreline, quieting the waves. Some have never seen that ice break up in the spring to get tossed around by a late winter storm and stacked like crazy ice houses on the sand.

There was one Easter Sunday when my family drove to the lake and met up with some friends. The day was incredibly warm and the sun had thawed the frozen ground to the point where we could shed our shoes and walk barefoot on the warm sand. The ice, however, still decorated the beaches, large slabs of lake ice marooned on land and slowly melting in the springtime sun.

The lake speaks to us in all seasons and I am thankful for my time on the shores of Lake Michigan this fall
and winter.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tales from the Book Tour...Part 14

I had a great time on this last full week of my book tour. Events in Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago were packed, and I'd like to thank everyone who hosted my events and those who came out to hear a lecture or reading.

has spent time on the Heartland Indie Bestseller List this year!

Thank you all, and the Happiest of Holidays!

Support your local indie bookstore this Holiday Season!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Webinar takes on Clean Water Act rollbacks, invasive species, SS Badger

Click HERE to get access to a recent webinar about important issues
that impact our Great Lakes.

There are efforts to weaken the Clean Water Act at a time when our lakes are approaching a crisis due to invasive species, algae blooms, and other threats.

Be informed.
Contact your representatives in Congress.
View from the Empire Bluff Trail