About the Author

My motto for writing is “Science-based, fact-based writing, nourished by experience and education.” I believe that writers have a moral duty to publish the truth—in non-fiction work, of course. I am naturally skeptical and try to keep my innate biases from clouding my judgment or logic. I research and verify any and all science-based writing on this blog and all of my work.

Two quotes guide my writing and act as the basis for my everyday thinking. As the late and great Richard Feynman said,

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.”

And as a bit of advice to steer my way, I remember the words of Scottish philosopher David Hume, who said,

“A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.”

None of us get out of here alive. I can’t think of a better way to live my life than to be true to science and Nature. But enough with the heavy stuff.

When I’m not writing or blogging, I’m painting. I am primarily a self-taught and self-representing artist. My work weaves a tapestry of the realistic, natural, imaginative and historic, reflecting my deep love and commitment to the preservation of the natural resources of the Upper Midwest.

I am a long time supporter and volunteer of conservation efforts throughout the Midwest. In 2000, my husband, Norm, and I were commissioned Colonels by the state of Kentucky for our volunteer efforts at Mammoth Cave National Park.

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