Funny how things happen sometimes. At Wildbranch, a 5-day writing workshop for environmental writers sponsored by Orion magazine, as I returned from a workshop about electronic media publication, I found a Facebook message from Amanda Sears, Associate Director of the Environmental Health Strategy Center. She had seen the photograph that I had “shared” from Orion‘s Facebook page… me wearing my canary-in-a-gas-mask t-shirt while consulting with environmentalist Sandra Steingraber, author of, most recently, Raising Elijah, as well as one of my personal favorites, Living Downstream. Sears invited me to write a guest blog for the Environmental Health Strategy Center about my experience studying with Steingraber.
So here it is: