Galapagos buddies: Jack and Donna

Buddies II

Vigur Island, Iceland

Stikine River, Alaska

Moraine Lake, Alberta

Briksdal Glacier, Norway

Potomac River smallmouth

At Soldiers Delight...

Fame-flower

Day's end

At home...


Variety 14

Ring-necked snake

What's for supper?

Photos/News

Red-backed Salamander from Soldiers Delight Journal REVISITED

Prairie Moon from SDJ REVISITED

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In honor of botanist and educator Jean Worthley, who died in 2017 at age 92, the original Hodge Podge Lodge (the "old cabin" setting for her popular children's TV show on Maryland Public Television) was moved to the Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills. It was re-dedicated "Hodge Podge Lodge II" at a ceremony there on Friday, September 28, 2018. See Jack's remarks on YouTube. Thanks, Jean, for so many great memories.
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2016 marked the 25th anniversary of SOLDIERS DELIGHT JOURNAL. To celebrate Soldiers Delight and this occasion, Jack, and photographer Frank Wisniewski, produced a quality photo art book called SOLDIERS DELIGHT JOURNAL REVISITED: A PHOTOGRAPHIC RAMBLE. Striking passages from SOLDIERS DELIGHT JOURNAL have been illustrated by vivid, large-format color photos.

You may purchase a copy at the Soldiers Delight Visitor Center in Owings Mills, or by emailing Jack. Also visit the Soldiers Delight Conservation, Inc. (Friends of Soldiers Delight) website to hear an audio podcast of Jack's interview with Dan Rodricks. See www.soldiersdelight.org
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Congratulations to Herman Heyn, Baltimore's "Street-Corner Astronomer", who finally has hung up his 8-inch telescope after 31 successful years of offering public views of the cosmos at the Inner Harbor and Fells Point. His 2,858 telescoping nights on the streets must surely be some kind of record. Herman also thrilled people with programs and heavenly perspectives at both Soldiers Delight and BioTrek Naturalists.
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In 2018 Jack finished LIGHT AND SHADOW: A CHICAGO MEMOIR. He also completed, on his 70th birthday in June, TO KILL A MESSENGER, a commentary on modern times.
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As 2019 opens, Jack has begun BEING OLD IN A TERMINAL CULTURE: REFLECTIONS ON THE SLOW DEATH OF STARS.

"Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day."
---- Dylan Thomas
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Jack and Frank: Book launch at Soldiers Delight.

Home ground...

Two months old

Thirty minutes old

4th of July

Creative Non-Fiction:

Worldviews
In this surprising sequel to the acclaimed Soldiers Delight Journal, Wennerstrom stakes out a quiet place between city and country to study the world past and present.
Natural History/History
A lyrical probe of the upper Potomac River's rich human and natural history, especially its hidden corners and ghostly legacies.
Natural History
A year-long serendipitous walking exploration of a unique prairie environment just seven miles outside Baltimore, Maryland. _____________________________________

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