This blog has evolved over time. It started out as neighborhood news, but it soon became clear that not much happens or changes around our neighborhood on a day-to-day basis, and I wanted to blog every day.

Science, and particularly earth science and astronomy, interest me and have been a life-long passion. I’m a “weather nut,” and my family teases me about how they’ll have to put me in a nursing home one day when I get old, and that they’ll just switch on the “Weather Channel” and I’ll be contented. Ha! I’m not ready for that yet.

I spend a lot of time outside, gardening, hiking, riding my bike, and walking my dogs. My favorite thing to do is to hike to high points, and I’m looking forward to hiking to the high point of Texas this fall.

I obtained my bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and a master’s degree from the University of Memphis. I was born in New Orleans and lived there until moving to Arkansas. I’ve lived in the south all my life and feel that it is an important part of who I am. I have an abiding love for Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas. Unfortunately, all of these states have had more than their fair share of disasters lately, and I’ve felt compelled to report on them and cover aspects not given a great deal of play in the national media.

I hope you enjoy the blog. I try hard to post to it daily and bring a variety of topics to the table. Your feedback is always welcome and appreciated.

2 Responses to About

  1. Rick in Yuma says:

    Thank you so much..Love what I found so far. I looked for current fire maps of Arizona… Found your site. I to don’t have a science major however have taken many courses …. BTW married to an OB/GYN. so I still get some education everyday.. Thanks much Rick in Yuma, Arizona………

    • M.J.Deare says:

      You are very welcome. I try my best to provide information that the big news media outlets don’t always provide. It’s been a wonderful experience to chat with people from all over the world in the process.
      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, and let’s keep our fingers crossed that the southwest gets some rain pretty soon.

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