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On Fire: 1

At Coal Creek, we attempt to burn approximately 500 acres of land each year. We work closely with the University of Tennessee, The Southeastern Grassland Initiative and our local forestry department. Controlled burns were once performed regularly by Native Americans and are currently becoming more popular with the mainstream scientific and environmental communities. Burning land in this controlled way helps kill weeds and bugs, enhance soil quality, and encourage the growth of native grasses.

Excellent!

Excellence is not easily quantifiable. Dictionary.com (one of my favorite iPhone apps) defines it using superlatives such as superior, remarkable, and outstanding. Many critics and art fans use “excellence” or “excellent” when describing museums, art shows, and artists. “The best” is used a lot too.

Art Museums are not Moral Policemen: Version 2.0

Artnet’s online magazine just published a story about my recent blog post. Well, not exactly… But they did write about the same subject. It seems to be a hot subject these days, and I’ve read and heard many reactions to my blog post. Should museums reject donor money...

Cape Town Approaches Day Zero. Is Miami Dade Next?

By George Lindemann Cape Town is experiencing an unprecedented water shortage. The city is racing against the clock trying to stave off Day Zero – the day when the government will literally turn off the water pipes. What lessons must we in Miami-Dade learn from this...

Cow Poop.

   By George Lindemann https://apple.news/AudUvNozTOPey3GRSEBrICg Trashing cows is the latest left wing obsession; and it makes no sense. My liberal credentials are as good as the next guy’s. I was a Miami ACLU Vice Chair for years. I was honored by People for the...

We Are Always Learning!

We Are Always Learning!

For the past 9 years, I’ve had the unique privilege of serving as the President of the Board of Directors of The Bass.  It’s been a time of transformation, growth, service and, of course, learning.  We are always learning at The Bass.  In fact, one of the things that...

On Native Grasses

Many people don’t realize that prior to 1492, much of the Central and Eastern United States was covered in grasslands. These were created through fire disturbances. Some of the disturbances were natural; and some of them were man-made.

On Male White Rhinos and Ginseng

The last Male Northern White Rhino died yesterday. Like rhinos, wild American Ginseng is protected by CITES (convention on international trade in endangered species). Male White Rhinos are now extinct. Is Ginseng next? Wild American Ginseng is the last truly wild root...

On Kayaking, Alabama and Roy Moore, Part 2

So, I was back in Alabama for a second canoe/kayak race weekend. Yup, the second race in the Alabama series takes place on the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River. I am going to try and avoid talking too much about Roy Moore this time. He is a loser and lost and...

6 reasons why Homer should stay put

Why are public officials waiting time talking about moving Homer, Red Grooms’ iconic sculpture? Come on guys, what about working on water challenges, school challenges, street repairs, crime, zoning rules, saving the Everglades? Here are a few reasons that the Marlins and the city/county can use as excuses to move on to more important issues.

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