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Science and the Environment...

Successes of Ben Rattay and Change.org (pdf, 163KB)
Island Painting.org (pdf, 154KB)
Who Were the First Californians? (pdf, 173KB)
Shout-Out to Channel Islands Naturalist Corps (pdf, 94KB)
Ocean Dead Zones and Climate Change (pdf, 257KB)
The Straight Scoop on Whale Poop (pdf, 238KB)
A Day with a Chicken Farmer (pdf, 352KB)
Environment Is Alive and (Pretty) Well in Santa Barbara (pdf, 169KB)
California Murres Taking Flight Off San Miguel Island (pdf, 87KB)
Getting Back to Nature Nurtures 'Thrivability' in Youth (pdf, 91KB)
Volunteers Tend to San Clemente Island (pdf, 315KB)
Local Creeks Keeping Up With the Flow (pdf, 86KB)
Anacapa Island Journal -- When the Killing's Done (pdf, 251KB)
The Dirty Dozen of Contaminated Produce (pdf, 95KB)
Local Efforts Helping Creeks Go With The Flow (pdf, 86KB)
The Essence of Earth Day (pdf, 80KB)
The Environmental Ripple Effect (pdf, 83KB)
A Winter Weekend on Santa Cruz Island (pdf, 143KB)
Future Remains Murky for California Gray Whales (pdf, 90KB)
Story and Lessons of Horse Creek Dam (pdf, 104KB)
A 'Gigantor' of Blues (pdf, 55KB)
Proposition 23 Represents a Step Backward (pdf, 55KB)
Saving Sea Turtles (pdf, 51KB)
'Just Food' Gaining Ground (pdf, 51KB)
Plotting an Eco-Exit (pdf, 50KB)
Stepping on the Gas (pdf, 51KB)
The Murky Air Act and Gutting the EPA (pdf, 55KB)
Oil and Apples (pdf, 49KB)
InVest-ing in Natural Capital (pdf, 178KB)
Students Cutting Waste with Composting (pdf, 172KB)
A Wonderful Bird (pdf, 162KB)
Balloons No Cause for Celebration (pdf, 40KB)
Growing Solutions Cultivates Sustainability (pdf, 42KB)
Resolve to Invest in Your Future (pdf, 73KB)
Forgiveness and Accountability (pdf, 43KB)
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Makes Comeback (pdf, 239KB)
The Steelhead are Coming (pdf, 72KB)
Concerns Surface for Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary (pdf, 73KB)
Leaving Small Carbon Footprints (pdf, 70KB)
Roadkill Toads and the Sixth Extinction (pdf, 73KB)
Sweeping Progress on Climate Change (pdf, 72KB)
Ant Murder and Mayhem (pdf, 65KB)
Stripping Away the Carbon Myths (pdf, 69KB)
Organic Bytes (pdf, 69KB)
Tilting Toward Windmills (pdf, 114KB)
Designing for Sustainability (pdf, 49KB)
Trash and Treasure (pdf, 50KB)
Seeing Green in Investing Green (pdf, 50KB)
Trashing of the Environment Nears End of the Line (pdf, 38KB)
Sustainable Living in Fire Areas Revisited (pdf, 146KB)
In the Path of the Tea Fire (pdf, 40KB)
Marine Gridlock (pdf, 69KB)
Brake for Tarantulas (pdf, 85KB)
We Have the Energy (pdf, 38KB)
Help the Kelp (pdf, 41KB)
Cleaning Up Our Act to Reduce Sea of Trash (pdf, 39KB)
Humpbacks’ Fin Bumps Lead to Breakthrough (pdf, 41KB)
Growing Grama Pays Off with Blades of Glory (pdf, 42KB)
The Buzz About Swarm Theory (pdf, 41KB)
Oil-for-Land Deal Fuels Unprecedented Cooperation (pdf, 53KB)
Yelling 'Fire" in a Crowded Woodland (pdf, 40KB)
Want to Watch Eagles Nest in Peace? (pdf, 40KB)
Sustainability Poster Pup: The Island Fox (pdf, 1.1MB)
Serendipity
Noozhawk.com Columns

Naturalists Wanted (pdf, 3.7MB)
    Feature Article
Santa Barbara Seasons magazine

A Naturally Hazardous Life (pdf, 3.2MB)
    Feature Article
Purdue Alumnus
magazine

Our Environment Is Expensive to Fix (pdf, 1.1MB)
    Letter to the Editor
Santa Barbara
News-Press

Tales of Rattlesnake Canyon (pdf, 7.1MB)
    Feature Article
Santa Barbara Seasons magazine

Every New Trail (pdf, 0.7MB)
    Letter to the Editor
Santa Barbara
News-Press

In His Nature to Teach (pdf, 1.1MB)
    Spotlight
Stanford
magazine

U.S. Arrogance Spoiling Planet (pdf, 0.2MB)
    Letter to the Editor
Santa Barbara
News-Press

Americans: Protect the environmental china shop (pdf, 1.0MB)
    Guest View
Pasadena
Star-News

Lacy Park, a Swirl of Contemporary Life (pdf, 1.3MB)
    Regional Commentary
Pasadena
Star-News

Defining the Storm (pdf, 3.3MB)
    Feature Article
Coloradan
magazine

The life of a 'marine mom' (pdf, 1.1MB)
Tis the season to landscape (pdf, 0.9MB)
Visit more state parks in 2008 (pdf, 0.9MB)
Santa Barbara -- After the Fires (pdf, 0.9MB)
Embracing the Dark Side (pdf, 1.3MB)
Screwing in an efficient light bulb (pdf, 1.0MB)
Creek flow stumps a wannabee scientist (pdf, 1.1MB)
Let's talk about bugs! (pdf, 1.0MB)
500 People Need to Read this (pdf, 1.2MB)
To foam or not to foam? (pdf, 1.0MB)
What would environmentalist Rachel Carson say?
(pdf, 1.2MB)
The Gigantor of Blues (pdf, 1.2MB)
Swamped by swarm theory (pdf, 1.3MB)
What ever happened to Arlington (wo)man? (pdf, 1.0MB)
You have a Phriend in Phrenology (pdf, 0.6MB)
Backyard
Santa Barbara

SB Daily Sound Columns



Economics, Business, and Investment...

Red Meets Blue with Pagou (pdf, 81KB)
California Carbon -- Credit Where Credit is Due (pdf, 98KB)
Financial Advice on Education Accounts, Reverse Mortgages (pdf, 89KB)
Successes of Ben Rattay and Change.org (pdf, 163KB)
Reverse Mortgages Have Merit But Aren't for Everyone (pdf, 138KB)
Tackling Truth in Poverty Research (pdf, 393KB)
Can 401(k)s Get Any Sexier? (pdf, 84KB)
Dust Off the Ol' Resume (pdf, 172KB)
From Anxious to Adept - Financial Planning Tips, Part One (pdf, 1.2MB)
Santa Barbara Companies at Forefront of Telemedicine (pdf, 87KB)
Retirement is for Baby Boomers, Part 2 (pdf, 87KB)
Who Should Support the American Worker? (pdf, 93KB)
Who Should Support the American Worker? (pdf, 223KB)
Sustainable Reporting and the Corporate Side of ESG (pdf, 90KB)
Retirement is for Babies -- Boomers, That Is (pdf, 92KB)
Is Sustainable Social Security an Oxymoron? (pdf, 90KB)
What's New in Socially Responsible Investing? (pdf, 90KB)
Health Savings Accounts Worth a Look (pdf, 85KB)
Manage Life, Health Risks to Help Ensure Peace of Mind (pdf, 90KB)
Why I Hate Bonds (pdf, 106KB)
Take Stock in Self-Worth (pdf, 105KB)
Proposition 23 Represents a Step Back (pdf, 59KB)
Destined for Grace (pdf, 59KB)
Making the Most of Your Estate (pdf, 49KB)
'Just Food' Gaining Ground (pdf, 65KB)
Plotting an Eco-Exit (pdf, 50KB)
The Murky Air Act and Gutting the EPA (pdf, 55KB)
Sustainable Privacy (pdf, 51KB)
Music For All Time Plays On (pdf, 43KB)
Students Cutting Waste with Composting (pdf, 172KB)
Sustainable Global Policy (pdf, 141KB)
Invest Now for a Sustainable Retirement (pdf, 40KB)
Growing Solutions Cultivates Sustainability (pdf, 42KB)
Resolve to Invest In Your Future (pdf, 73KB)
Measure B Lacks Sustainability (pdf, 72KB)
Sustainable Health Care, Part II (pdf, 74KB)
Sustainable Health Care, Part I (pdf, 50KB)
Sustainable Risk Management (pdf, 109KB)
Sustainable Prosperity Goes Beyond GDP (pdf, 71KB)
Organic Bytes (pdf, 69KB)
Saving for Your Next Rainy Day (pdf, 50KB)
Designing for Sustainability (pdf, 49KB)
Trash and Treasure (pdf, 50KB)
Seeing Green in Investing Green (pdf, 50KB)
Giving is Sustainable (pdf, 38KB)
Think Like a Geek to Foster Financial Sustainability (pdf, 44KB)
Serendipity
Noozhawk.com Columns

Outstanding in Their Fields (pdf, 5.7MB)
    Feature Article
Santa Barbara Seasons
magazine

If you thought education was expensive, think of the alternatives (pdf, 1.1MB)
    Guest Column
Pasadena Weekly

PERC's Unflappable Blindness (pdf, 0.9MB)
    Letter to the Editor
PERC Report

Environmental Economy (pdf, 0.7MB)
    Letter to the Editor
Colorado Episcopalian

Insurance Fails Quake Victims (pdf, 0.2MB)
    Letter to the Editor
Boulder Daily Camera

The iPod lecture circuit (pdf, 1.0MB)
Real Estate market woes (pdf, 1.0MB)
The economics of fashion (pdf, 1.1MB)
A lesson in email forwarding (pdf, 1.1MB)
Backyard
Santa Barbara

SB Daily Sound Columns



Justice, Peace, and Reconciliation...

Successes of Ben Rattay and Change.org (pdf, 163KB)
The Quest for Sustainable Tolerance After 9/11 (pdf, 90KB)
Backstage Bethlehem (pdf, 186KB)
Ancient Tradition Plays Out on Santa Cruz Island (pdf, 405KB)
Congressional Conflict of Interest Slips By Media (pdf, 87KB)
Sustainable Peace and 'The Lemon Tree' (pdf, 301KB)
The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, Future (pdf, 106KB)
Sustainable Global Policy (pdf, 141KB)
Forgiveness & Accountability (pdf, 66KB)
Sustainable Health Care, Part II (pdf, 74KB)
Sustainable Health Care, Part I (pdf, 50KB)
Giving is Sustainable (pdf, 38KB)
Sustainable U.S. Document (pdf, 70KB)
Serendipity
Noozhawk.com Columns

History of Violence Begetting Violence (pdf, 1.2MB)
    Letter to the Editor
Santa Barbara
News-Press

Time puts Bloom on Hometown Multiculturalism (pdf, 1.5MB)
    Local Commentary
San Gabriel Valley News

Quiere Ayudarnos? (pdf, 1.2MB) Colorado Episcopalian

Partners for Peace (pdf, 0.8MB)
Dare to be a Schindler? (pdf, 1.1MB)
Club welcomes newcomers to paradise (pdf, 1.1MB)
Secret thoughts of a lane swimmer (pdf, 1.2MB)
Getting Along in SB (pdf, 1.0MB)
Portraits of Survival (pdf, 0.8MB)
    Weekly Column
Backyard
Santa Barbara

SB Daily Sound Columns

Health & Family...

Generations and the Joy of Entering Grandmother-hood (pdf, 355KB)
Successes of Ben Rattay and Change.org (pdf, 163KB)
82 Years Young and Independent for Life (pdf, 88KB)
'Patient's Checklist' a Vital Step to Improving Health Care (pdf, 339KB)
Senior Drug Abuse On the Rise (pdf, 212KB)
Tackling Truth in Poverty Research (pdf, 393KB)
What's So Funny? A Venus-Mars Experiment (pdf, 101KB)
Santa Barbara Companies at Forefront of Telemedicine (pdf, 87KB)
A Day with a Chicken Farmer (pdf, 352KB)
Getting Back to Nature Nurtures 'Thrivability' in Youth (pdf, 91KB)
Ancient Tradition Plays Out on Santa Cruz Island (pdf, 405KB)
The Dirty Dozen of Contaminated Produce (pdf, 95KB)
Health Savings Accounts Worth a Look (pdf, 85KB)
Steps Toward Sustainable Exercise (pdf, 93KB)
Manage Life, Health Risks to Help Ensure Peace of Mind (pdf, 90KB)
Take Stock in Self-Worth (pdf, 105KB)
Words of Wisdom from a Mother of the Bride (pdf, 49KB)
Students Cutting Waste with Composting (pdf, 172KB)
Fun with Numbers (pdf, 41KB)
Concerns Surface for Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary (pdf, 73KB)
Sustainable Health Care, Part II (pdf, 74KB)
Sustainable Health Care, Part I (pdf, 50KB)
An Insider's View of the Jesusita Fire (pdf, 165KB)
Sustainable Friendships (pdf, 179KB)
Giving is Sustainable (pdf, 38KB)
In Search of a Sustainable Exercise Routine (pdf, 42KB)
Serendipity
Noozhawk.com Columns

Trial by Freeway (Reprise) (pdf, 0.9MB) Westways

The Ultimate Sleepover (pdf, 1.0MB)
    End Note
Stanford
magazine

Trial by Freeway (pdf, 0.4MB) San Marino Tribune

Love, Labor, and Anti-Sotoism (pdf, 1.3MB)
    Time Capsule
Stanford
magazine

Baby Boomer Rebirth (pdf, 1.3MB)
    Living
Santa Barbara Independent

A Daughter is a Princess, even without the coveted rose (pdf, 1.1MB)
    Regional Commentary
Pasadena
Star-News

Grad night culminates process of letting go
(pdf, 1.0MB)
San Gabriel Valley News

A Great Example (pdf, 1.2MB)
    Letter to the Editor
San Marino Tribune

Table Topics (pdf, 1.1MB)
    My Great Idea
Family Fun
magazine

The iPod lecture circuit (pdf, 1.0MB)
Keeping baby (boomer) safe (pdf, 1.0MB)
500 People need to read this (pdf, 1.2MB)
Camp was long-time dream (pdf, 1.1MB)
Locals' creation is 'Whale' of a game (pdf, 1.0MB)
Will you be my father? (pdf, 1.3MB)
Backyard
Santa Barbara

SB Daily Sound Columns



The Written Word...

Sustainable U.S. Document (pdf, 70KB)
Sustainable Cool (pdf, 89KB)
Serendipity
Noozhawk.com Columns

Muriel's Guiness Record (pdf, 1.0MB)
What would environmentalist Rachel Carson say?
(pdf, 1.2MB)
A lesson in email forwarding (pdf, 1.1MB)
Getting 'Meiered' in writing (pdf, 1.0MB)
The Woman Beyond the Words (pdf, 0.6MB)
Backyard
Santa Barbara

SB Daily Sound Columns



Art/Architecture...

Island Painting.org (pdf, 154KB)
Music For All Time Plays On (pdf, 43KB)
Measure B Lacks Sustainability (pdf, 72KB)
Botanical Artist a Natural at Painting Sustainability (pdf, 43KB)
Serendipity
Noozhawk.com Columns

Natural Narratives (pdf, 7.9MB)
    Feature Article
Santa Barbara Seasons
magazine

A Lasting Tribute (pdf, 3.3MB)
    Feature Article
Santa Barbara Seasons magazine

Art At The Confluence (pdf, 2.5MB)
    Feature Article
UCSB Coastlines

1st Thursday events dig in deep (pdf, 1.0MB)
Backyard
Santa Barbara

SB Daily Sound Columns



Profiles...

Botanical Artist a Natural at Painting Sustainability (pdf, 43KB) Serendipity
Noozhawk.com Columns

Channing Peake (1910-1989) (pdf, 243KB)
    Feature Article
Santa Barbara Seasons
magazine

Go East, Young Woman (pdf, 69KB)
    Alumni Profiles
Richmond
The Alumni Magazine

The Gledhills of Santa Barbara (pdf, 2.8MB)
    Feature Article
Santa Barbara Seasons
magazine

A Naturally Hazardous Life (pdf, 3.2MB)
    Feature Article
Purdue Alumnus magazine

A Conversation with the Ambassador of Hospitality (pdf, 4.4MB)
    Feature Article
Santa Barbara Seasons
magazine

Natural Narratives (pdf, 7.9MB)
    Feature Article
Santa Barbara Seasons
magazine

Art At The Confluence (pdf, 2.5MB)
    Feature Article
UCSB Coastlines

A Lasting Tribute (pdf, 3.3MB)
    Feature Article
Santa Barbara Seasons
magazine

In His Nature to Teach (pdf, 1.1MB)
    Spotlight
Stanford
magazine

Defining the Storm (pdf, 3.3MB)
    Feature Article
Coloradan

Hair today, still hair tomorrow (pdf, 0.9MB)
Muriel's Guiness Record (pdf, 1.0MB)
What would environmentalist Rachel Carson say?
(pdf, 1.2MB)
Getting 'Meiered' in writing (pdf, 1.0MB)
The Woman Beyond the Words (pdf, 0.6MB)
Backyard
Santa Barbara

SB Daily Sound Columns


Places...

Cruising the Carrizo Plain (pdf, 4.0MB)
    Feature Article
Santa Barbara Seasons
magazine

Travels with Travis (pdf, 1.9MB)
    Featured Article
Friends of
Rancho Santa Ana
Botanic Garden

Where I've Been:  Kenya (pdf, 1.1MB) Santa Barbara
News-Press

Yosemite in Winter (pdf, 0.5MB)
    Special to the Tribune
San Marino Tribune

Lacy Park, a Swirl of Contemporary Life (pdf, 1.3MB)
    Regional Commentary
Pasadena
Star-News

Visit more state parks in 2008 (pdf, 0.9MB)
SB rube in the Big Apple (pdf, 1.0MB)
Club welcomes newcomers to paradise (pdf, 1.1MB)
Kyoto is Japan's Santa Barbara (pdf, 0.7MB)
Discovering the Discovery Garden (pdf, 0.6MB)
Visit the Galapagos without leaving SB (pdf, 0.7MB)
Backyard
Santa Barbara

SB Daily Sound Columns








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