I found the Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve almost by accident. And then I learned about the remarkable woman behind it. Read my story from the Sierra website here.

I also wrote about preserving the preserve for PreservationNation.
I learned all sorts of things I didn't know about my chosen home on a tour of historic sites in North Dallas. Read about it here


I Went to Bavaria


OK, the beer has nothing to do with the stories I published, I just like the photo. It's very Bavarian, don't you think?

I did publish two stories from the trip, however. Check 'em out.

A conversation with the Night Watchman of Rothenburg: I chatted with the guy who does the wildly popular Night Watchman walking tour in the medieval walled village of  Rothenburg ob der Tauber. He's kind of an accidental star--he applied for the job on practically a whim, and has become a main attraction.

Exploring Munich's painful history: Lest the previous story left you feeling unpleasantly cheery, for this story I visited the new Munich Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism — which explains how the Nazis came to power in Munich. Grim and educational.