A sampling of my writing, as published in The Dispatch and The Radish of the Quad Cities, Illinois and Iowa~

Practicing Gratitude: A Radish writer gives thanks one note at a time

Davenporter’s “Kaleidoscopia” Showcases Mirrors and Light

Rocket Bob: Empty pop bottles and paper feed a love of invention

Rocket Robert shares science with kids

Finding Balance: In a high-tech age, we need nature’s power to nurture

Destination farms: Autumn is the prime season for agri-tourism adventures

G’s Cafe is home to good food, good music

Ceremonial Walkers Carry Gulf Water through the Quad Cities

Silver Achievement: River Action celebrates 25 years

Woodhull Native looks to crowdfunding to get grocery store off the ground

Q-C Citizens Support Halt of Dakota Access Pipeline

Volunteers help build new park in Hampton

SiS International: Fair-trade shop showcases gifts made of recycled goods

Changing the world, one gift at a time

Love World Run

Sherrard Woodturner creates masterpieces in silence

Bobcats are back: Once threatened, bobcats have returned to Illinois, Iowa

Key West or Bust: Illness forces paddleboarders’ return to Q-C

Davenport salon lights up clients’ lives

Bug bites begone: Iowa Naturals products keep insects at bay

Remake your mat: Just what can you do with an old yoga mat? Plenty!

Lending a hand: Volunteering to help catalog species has rich rewards

Snip, sew, snack! A QC mom beats the plastic habit with cloth creations

Dish it up: Food and Fellowship featured at QC-Veg potlucks

Spirit takes Flight

Prairie Bell: Back to basics on a DeWitt organic farm

For the Future: Conservation Easements preserve private lands

Bosom Buddies: Caring hearts and hands knit breast prostheses

Looming large: Giving new life to old jeans, weavers keep a craft alive

TIF leaves Legacy of Improvement in Hampton

Old school becomes Oasis for families in need

Ann gives more than a helping hand

Rivalry returns with Great River Tug Fest

Riverdale graduates venture forward

Riverdale graduates encouraged to change the world

Treeology tour is as close as your cell phone

Season’s Greetings: Send locally crafted cards this year

No more cookie dough: Eco-friendly fundraisers for kids

Bitter relief: A spoonful of bitter herbs may offset heavy holiday meals

Colona woman has been lending a helping hand since 1984

Silvis students inspired by Martin Luther King

Rapids City hears request for backyard chickens

Housing development threatens grove of trees in Davenport

Family brings Hampton service station back to life

Colombia Native counts her blessings in the Q-C

Bosnian family finds success in the Q-C

Retirement means travel, reading for Bowlesburg principal

Exelon gives visitors a closer look at how a nuclear plant operates

 Cordova Exelon taking steps to store spent fuel on-site

‘Daisy Square’ makes it to quilt expo

Silvis program offers summer entertainment

Fulton becoming the place to be for windmill information

You gotta crawl before you can run

Colona ready to celebrate Memorial Day

Learn about other cultures at East Moline Harvest Fest

Hampton residents upset about plans for cell tower

Hampton says no to Verizon cell tower

Hampton to purchase new fire truck

River Valley Library contemplates new building in Rapids City

Hampton to get new police vehicle

Hampton approves police body cameras and policy

Hampton police getting body cameras

Rapids City salt storage shed worries EPA


Articles written about me and some of my work in the community~

Bloom where she’s planted

Port Byron opening community garden, farmers’ market

Retired aeronautical engineer’s book to show kids the fun side of science

QC Collective brings artist, community together

The Shoppes on 2nd welcomes QC Collective as first tenant

New District shop tops Friday Gallery Hop

Port Byron Celebrates the Earth (2009)

Port Byron celebrates Earth Fest (2009)

Port Byron celebrates with Earth Day festival  (2008)

Protest march to start in LeClaire Park

Protestors Rally for Social Justice

Protest focuses on Justice for All

Photos: Rally for Justice

Protesters hold “Die-Ins” in Davenport, Rock Island

733 in 24 hours: Scientists, volunteers take species census in Milan Bottoms

[starpower]* feature:  Sarah Ford of the QC Collective

Why St. Ambrose? Social Justice experiences open up new opportunities

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