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My Year in Water: June, Back to January

Personal Mythology

My birthday at the start of June ushers in the summer, and so the summer is the new year for me. As a kid, I counted my years by the summers, and what shines brightest from them is the time spent with family and friends on Great Lakes beaches. 2,495 more words


The Cliffhanger

Last week, a wise woman wrote: “You felt the fear, and did it anyway.”

When I read those words it reminded me of how many times the good in life has waited just on the other side of me being scared out of my mind. 332 more words

New Normal

Summer Panorama: Reptiles and Amphibians

Welcome to the Summer 2017 Panorama: Reptiles and Amphibians edition. Read here about the vital roles reptiles and amphibians play in the Schlitz Audubon ecosystem, our Reptile and Amphibian Conservation Area, citizen science in the ponds, and more.


Airbus 319 OW

The wingtips on the Airbus 320 series are called “Sharklets”. The wing, and a sharklet, on an Airbus 319, banking above Lake Michigan on it’s approach to O’Hare International airport.