No I’m not half a year late celebrating. My own personal calendar flipped a page this week. On Saturday, my thirteenth column for the South Whidbey Record appeared. I’m ecstatic, and not a little surprised, to have made it this far.
Every month I spend one week gathering ideas for what I might write next, one week discarding all those ideas, one week frantically scrambling for information and furiously typing and one week recovering and regretting what I sent in. Not the greatest writing method, but so far it seems to be working. I’m still getting the pieces in on time and the paper is still printing them.
In my hunting and gathering phase at the moment:
From Seagrass watch I learned of a lake clean up success story from Australia. Bravo to all who helped in the recovery of Lake Macquarie.
And from my favorite site for keeping science journalists honest, Knight Science Journalism Tracker, comes mention of a column much like mine from the east coast. GreenSpace is apparently not focused on the water as Tidal Life is, but as it all runs down hill to the water eventually, so in the end there’s not much that doesn’t connect, in fact, I blogged about the need to ban fertilizers exactly one month ago.