Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Michael Stone Online

The Animal Collective

Scientists race to sample undiscovered species before they vanish — even as many sit on museum shelves. [...]

June 11, 2018 Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife, Travel & Culture

John Steinbeck Quotes: 5 Plodding Excerpts from ‘Of Mice and Men’

John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” tells of complementary yet contentious partners George and Lennie and their quest to acquire a place of their own so they can “live off the fatta the lan’.” Here are five of my favorite [...]

June 11, 2018 History, Music & Arts, Reflections

My Favorite Reads: Vonnegut and King and Hemingway, Oh My!

The world is filled with a seemingly endless amount of good books and authors, past and present. Here are some of my favorites, with links to well-crafted, thought-provoking excerpts from the works. “Slaughterhouse Five” By Kurt Vonnegut “On Writing” By Stephen [...]

May 25, 2018 History, Music & Arts, Reflections

Phil Lesh Quotes: 10 Time-Tripping Ones from ‘Searching for the Sound’

“Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead” is Phil Lesh’s 2005 autobiographical exploration of himself and his decades of playing bass with what is arguably the 20th century’s hardest-working rock band. He especially digs into the Dead’s [...]

May 25, 2018 History, Music & Arts, Travel & Culture

After Hurricane Irma at Paynes Prairie

In the days after Hurricane Irma, as water continued to rise across Paynes Prairie, Donald Forgione noticed something off about Camps Canal to the southeast of the park’s center. The canal was dug in 1927 by the Camp family to [...]

April 11, 2018 Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife, Photo

Ken Kesey Quotes: 10 Raucous Excerpts from ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” tells of the probably-not-cuckoo Randle Patrick McMurphy, a jokester, card player, womanizer, fighter, criminal, and Korea vet. He ends up in a mental ward after faking a fight to get off a [...]

December 19, 2017 Music & Arts, Reflections