Monthly Archives: January 2018

Year of Days: January 20

Ice Storms & Walking I have not written much, since my language training is absorbing much of my intellectual energy and making my life predictable. All I do is walk from the Metro to FSI.  We had a little variety … Continue reading

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The Year of the Fire

John Matel President Virginia Tree Farm Foundation The year is up; the cycle finished. We burned the longleaf pine in February 2017. I have documented the changes over the year from what looked like a charred and dead mess, to a verdant … Continue reading

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Getting the forestry message out

Getting the message out John Matel President Virginia Tree Farm Foundation 69 articles Link to LinkedIn of this post Persuasion I am writing a presentation that I will deliver at one of the breakout sessions at the Tree Farm National … Continue reading

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Year of days: January 16

Keepers of the flames The best thing about the Nature Conservancy is the way they bring ostensibly competing interests together in pursuit of common aspirations. What is now the Disney Wilderness Preserve near Orlando was a cattle ranch slated to … Continue reading

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Book Note: The Infidel & the Professor

 5.0 out of 5 stars A New Introduction to a Couple of Guys I Should Have Known Better ByJohn Matelon January 14, 2018 Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase David Hume and Adam Smith seem like a couple of decent guys. It would … Continue reading

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Years of Days – January 03

January 03 Still very cold.  Working on my tree farm presentation and the bigger related subject.   January 03, 2009 Public Diplomacy & New Technologies Back story I went to see the new James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace.  It … Continue reading

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Year of Days January 2

Another uneventful day.  Very cold, cold enough to discourage walking outside. I spent much of the day working on my presentation for the tree farm leadership conference, but made little progress.  This was not a complete loss or many not … Continue reading

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Year of Days – January 1

January 01, 2018 Resolved to make notes every day plus find previous notes and post. No matter how prosaic, every day. This new years day I worked on my presentation for the Tree Farm Leadership Conference at end of the … Continue reading

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