Pond Stories: Ripple Effects

Pond Stories: Ripple Effects

Years ago, I had a neighbor who would literally strap himself with a plastic backpack full of herbicides and eradicate all of his “weeds.” A summer person mostly, he’d taken to living here on John’s Pond year-round for some reason or another....
Pond Stories: What We Should Have Feared

Pond Stories: What We Should Have Feared

“I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance at survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively instead...
Pond Stories: Dad and Rachel Carson

Pond Stories: Dad and Rachel Carson

My dad solved most of life’s problems out on a Cape pond fishing. Growing up alongside the textile factories in New Bedford, Massachusetts, his brushes with the natural world were few and far between. When my parents moved to the Cape and Shubael Pond in Marstons...