Midwest Blog, Part 2

Hello Blog Readers,

Welcome to Part 2 of the Midwest blog!  The first leg of the trip I was looking at Chicago, now we’re moving on to the second part, rural NW Ohio!  I must admit, I cannot make any similar comparisons between the nightlife in Chicago and the nightlife of Van Wert, OH, where I spent the other part of my time in the Midwest.

First off, a little history about Van Wert:  Van Wert is a small community about 35 miles east of Ft. Wayne Indiana.  The local economy is built around the auto manufacturing, farming, and insurance industries; which, except for the insurance industry—have been tanking the last few decades.  Van Wert is not known to be home to progressive stewards of the environment, that being said, they have experienced a local jobs boom from an unexpected place:  Green energy! Continue reading Midwest Blog, Part 2

Good News, Bad News

Hola Blog Readers,

It looks like summer is finally here!  I hope you’re all able to enjoy it.  In this week’s blog I want to look at some positive as well as some negative developments involving the health of our planet.

First off, let’s check in with the Bad News Bear:  Continue reading Good News, Bad News