Blowing at Windmills

By Patricia Zick @PCZick Even when I think I’m being reasonable and moderate, I still walk a fine line with some folks. “What do you want us to do, blow on windmills until we have enough power to fuel all our energy needs?” my brother asked me recently. The question came after I tried toContinue reading “Blowing at Windmills”

Fracking Dilemma – It’s Not the Promised Land

By Patricia Zick @PCZick I recently went to see the new movie Promised Land starring Matt Damon, as rising star salesman Steve Butler. What does Steve sell? The promised glory to landowners if only they’ll sell off the rights to their land so the power companies can drill for natural gas on their property. SteveContinue reading “Fracking Dilemma – It’s Not the Promised Land”

Ohio River Watershed Celebration – Eleven Years of Good Stuff

By Patricia Zick @PCZick Rivers are vital to our lives. For decades, as we grew into an industrialized nation, we gave little regard to what we put into those rivers. Now, we understand we cannot destroy what gives us life. As a result, many of our rivers are slowly improving as we balance the needsContinue reading “Ohio River Watershed Celebration – Eleven Years of Good Stuff”