Ithaca is Gorges, Cornell & More

It’s amazing how much there is to see and do in Ithaca, New York, and how relatively little I saw and did as a Cornell student, busy as I was with my studies and fraternity parties. Last week, while back in Ithaca with my husband (also a Cornell grad) and daughters (future Cornell grads?) for

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Wetter Than Ever in Yosemite

Over the course of California’s current “water year” (measured from October to September) epic amounts of rain and snow have fallen throughout the state, prompting Governor Jerry Brown¬†to declare¬†an official end to California’s five-year drought on April 7. In the northern Sierra Nevada, including Yosemite National Park, this has been the wettest water year on

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If Everybody Had an Ocean

Maybe it’s in my blood — my parents both grew up by the sea — or the alignment of the stars when I was born — I am a Cancer — but for whatever reason, I have always been drawn to the ocean. I had never lived near the ocean, however, until I moved to

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