Grasslands are gone, too.

Some scientists estimate that native grasslands have declined by as much as 99 percent. By some estimates, this resulted in three billion fewer birds on the landscape than 50 years ago. This has harmed both the eastern meadowlark and the bobwhite which are


September 5, 2019 Environment

Going to Spring City, Tennessee this winter? You should check out Piney River.

As an avid kayaker, I’m always excited to share new spots, especially ones for beginners and intermediates to hone their skills. That’s why I was overjoyed to discover a half-mile stretch of kayaking heaven in Spring City, Tennessee. This natural section of the Piney River is a beginner/intermediate paradise and has fantastic access from the […]

Come to Daddy’s: Tennessee’s Daddy’s Creek a Whitewater Haven

Last fall I worked with nonprofit and government officials to ensure that more paddlers can access Daddy’s Creek on the Cumberland Plateau. The paddling days were limited by old rules that did not take into account the importance of ecotourism in the region. Many folks devoted time and energy to this effort, and we were successful in changing the rules. Now, more people can enjoy Daddy’s Creek. Here is a story I wrote which just got published in Paddling Life, an excellent paddling publication. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing about and paddling the creek!

April 22, 2019 Environment

Orchids and Writers Grow in Tennessee

This summer, my daughter Beatriz wrote a story about a walk in the woods and a wild native Cumberland Plateau, TN orchid. The Downy Rattlesnake Plantain is a cool plant and her article on it is now on the Telling Room website.


A pilot program to bring The Bass Museum of Art, Miami City Ballet, New World Symphony, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, Wolfsonian Museum-FIU and Young Musicians Unite into six Miami Beach schools with cultural and arts education programming was just approved by the city commission.

January 3, 2019 Art

My Favorite Artwork Ever

Photo Credit:  Attilio Maranzano, courtesy the artist and The Bass. Artnetnews just listed their 10 favorite works of art for 2018 — in the whole wide world. In the article, critic Sarah Cascone refers to Paola Pivi’s “World Record” hanging bed sculpture as “my favorite artwork, ever.” That’s a big statement. Now to be fair, […]

December 18, 2018 Art

The Talk About Blockchains

Caption: Adam Lindemann and Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square Photo Credit: Madison McGaw/ This month the art world convened in Miami. One of the hot topics discussed was how blockchain technologies will impact the art market. My brother Adam Lindemann hosted The Art of Blockchains conference at the Faena Forum on Tuesday, December 4th. During the course […]