A Plea for the Everglades…

Last week I dragged the Fred and George down to South Florida. We did a great many things in my old stomping grounds and one of the places we visited was the Everglades. While there, I got to see my buddy Bill Lea’s new Everglades book standing tall in the Visitor Center shop. He’s been working on this project fiercely for …

Guest Post: Lost in the Dark at Crater Lake

Dear readers, help me welcome a special guest blogger to Val in Real Life. You might recognize Steve Zigler as a Friend of Camp Granola and today’s post is brought to you by his big adventure this summer. Steve came back with an epic panorama of the Milky Way over Crater Lake that he shared with us through space.com initially. …

Guest Post: The Community in Nature

Honorary Granolans, introductions are in order. Below you will find the first guest post on Val in Real Life. Jay Puckhaber is a long-time friend of Camp Granola, going back to Jester’s days at Georgia Tech. I wasn’t going to talk numbers but Jay went and spilled it in his post. So yes, Jay is an “old” friend. You may …