Thanks for dropping by my online home.

I've been fortunate enough to spend a career protecting some of America's exceptional treasures, and I've lived in some memorable places and traveled to others. I've been lucky to share this journey with another ranger and a bunch of great dogs.

Along the way, I developed a passion for preserving and sharing the history of the people who lived in the places that are now national parks, especially the men and women of Lake Superior's Apostle Islands: farmers and fishermen, loggers and lighthouse keepers, and so many others.

The articles and essays posted here reflect those interests and experiences. I hope you enjoy what you find.


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Right: Sand Island Lighthouse, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore


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