Monthly Archive: April 2015

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The Ponds of Roger Williams Park

An excess of civilization threatens the classic beauty of the ponds at this historic urban park. This story was first published in Rhode Island Monthly Magazine in April 2012. The topic was my idea, inspired by the work being done by the Park and its partners to clean up the ponds. It was a real...

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Bio

Bio

Before launching into freelancing full-time in 1999, I worked for five years as a news editor for the Providence Journal daily metro newspaper, and spent two years as a book editor for the National Geographic Society. I’ve won a variety of journalism awards from the Rhode Island Press Association as well as recognition for my...

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Speaking

Speaking

RI Geography Awareness Week Symposium, November 2014… The future of local food. Land & Water Summit, March 2014, Kingston, RI… How stories enrich our connection to place. RI Pilots Association, January 2014… Covering Aviation News with AVweb.

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Teaching

Teaching

I teach geography and environmental science for Rhode Island College, as an adjunct instructor. I also volunteer on the education committee for OHPRI (a nonprofit group building a tall ship), and for the Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance steering committee.

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Writing

Writing

As a contributing editor to  AVweb, a popular online aviation news source, I create news reports and podcasts every week. More than 280,000 pilots, aircraft owners and aviation professionals subscribe to our newsletters and visit AVweb.com. I’m also a contributing writer to Robb Report magazine and Robb Report online, on aviation topics. As a frequent contributor to Rhode Island Monthly...

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Photography by Michael Cevoli

Secrets of the Bay

by Mary Grady Do we really know what lives below the surface of Narragansett Bay? And can history teach us to protect our most valuable treasure? Cupped in the palm of my right hand lies a windowpane flounder, barely as wide as a silver dollar, and not as thick. I can feel the tender dampness...

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LIfe of the Land

The Life of the Land

The Life of the Land – Rhode Island stories [Kindle Edition] Publication Date: November 5, 2012 These stories, which first ran in Rhode Island Monthly magazine, aim to explore some of our state’s wilder places, to find the ways we have affected nature, and to reveal how nature has affected us. More Info

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RI MONTHLY | Deep sea explorer Robert Ballard makes waves at URI

April 2015 During fifty-six years of exploring the world’s oceans, Dr. Robert D. Ballard found the long-lost wreck of RMS Titanic in the mid-Atlantic and discovered hydrothermal vents on the floor of the Pacific. He’s worked with the U.S. Navy, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the National Geographic Society. But despite all this globe-hopping,...

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AV WEB | First Flight For Flight Design C4

April 14, 2015 Flight Design brought its C4 prototype to Aero Friedrichshafen this week, just a few days after the airplane’s first flight. The flight, which took place in Germany last Thursday, lasted for about an hour. “We were able to finish all of our test points,” flight engineer Robert Adam told AVweb. “We checked...

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ROBB REPORT |The Stratolauncher Will Be the World’s Largest Plane

 APRIL 15, 2015 Forget the Spruce Goose; the Stratolauncher is set to become the world’s largest airplane when it begins flight-testing early next year. Currently under construction inside a massive, 103,257-square-foot hangar at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, the carrier plane will be equipped with twin fuselages built from light-but-strong composite materials...

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