Monday, December 2, 2013

Thanks for a Great November

Each month, I review the highlights from On the Brink.  I am really grateful for all the visitors and I hope that if you like the blog that you bookmark it and share it with your friends.  Also, please add it to your links if you have a website or blog.


I continue to look for writers for On the Brink.  If you want to do a one-time post or want to be a regular contributor (minimum of 1 post a month), let me know.  This blog focuses on the environment, sustainability, and higher education and if you want to write on any of those topics, drop me an email at robert.brinkmann@hofstra.edu

One of the most popular (and in my opinion important) posts in November was my interview with Rabbi Troster that was part of my 3-part series on sustainability and faith.  I found his answers to my questions fascinating and it was a nice way to round out the series.  If you have any suggestions for other interview series, let me know.  I'm thinking about having a series on art and sustainability.

I wrote quite a bit about Hofstra's upcoming GMO debate and GMO debate resources.  I also noted that Hofstra will be hosting a major soccer conference this spring and a major presidential conference in over a year.

I focused on three national parks in my series highlighting photos from the U.S. national parks:  Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and Haleakala National Park.  These national park posts have proven to be very popular.

I also wrote quite a bit about sinkholes.  I attended a workshop on them at the National Research Council, my sinkhole book got a nice write-up in Hofstra magazine, and my sinkhole book came out!

November had its share of odd stories.  I wrote about a man obsessed with street sweeping, about Joan Jett's jettison from a float due to her veganism, World Toilet Day, and about my bag problems at Sports Authority.

Lisa Marie Pierre had a great post about rethinking the suburban front yard with some great photos from a suburb in Arizona.

Of course, all of you really enjoyed the harp twins, so I am providing them here playing some Blue Oyster Cult for your enjoyment.

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