Last Friday night like millions of other Americans, I was on the road, in my case to the Hartford airport, to pick up much loved and not seen often enough family. They live in Nashville, but like many, many others - witness the army of cars driving north on I91 - they love Vermont and we get together here instead of there.
The flight was delayed and it's after midnight when we start the 99.89 mile trip to my house. Before we even get to Springfield, everyone is drowsy. "Don't anybody go to sleep," the driver implores. "Keep talking to me."
by Joshua Stearns, SCA Alumnus and Board Member
Trained as a zoologist, Rachel Carson began her career as a contract government science writer at a time whenâ€¦ â€œwildlife agencies still handed out recipes for the animals they were studying.â€ (An Environmental Iconâ€™s Unseen Fortitude, Washington Post 5.18.07) She is best known for her still controversial book Silent Spring and its crusade against the widespread use of DDT, but her legacy extends well beyond that.