The Baby Island Saratoga Club has asked me to speak at their meeting in May and I have agreed. I’m honored, thank you!
The invite suggested I speak on something that I would write up as a column for the paper. Dirty secret – though I always have an idea in the works well in advance of the deadline, I usually change my mind and write in a panic about something that happens to me a couple of days before the piece is due on the editor’s desk.
I don’t have that luxury for something I’m going to speak about because I’ve got stage fright and have to practice a lot over the next couple of months.
So, I thought I’d put the request out there to readers – what waterfront, watershed or marine waters topics would you like to know more about?
I know that’s a vast question – everything from glaciers to garbage, from furniture to nematodes is in some way linked to water. My list of possible subjects is not exhausted by any means. But I would like to hear about things I may have missed that are hot buttons for others.
(Keep in mind when answering that I am not a scientist so I don’t do in-depth, data filled presentations. I am a writer who likes science stories and who enjoys living with nature and telling about it.)
The emails I receive have already been invaluable in refining my ideas, connecting to better information than I may have found myself, and I really enjoy getting to know people from all over who share my passion for the watery world.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below. Even if I don’t choose to speak on your topic all suggestions will probably make it into the blog or column eventually.