Scars of Courage

Scars of Courage

It is hard to explain what goes through a child’s mind when he/she is told ‘you have cancer’.  Three words that no child should have to hear, unfortunately it is heard way too often.  I wrote this poem a few years ago to try and express the feelings of a child who is told they […]

Montana Water System Tainted with Oil

Montana Water System Tainted with Oil

A water system serving 6,000 Montana residents has been contaminated after an oil spill at an upstream Yellow Stone River pipeline.  Benzene is a major component in oil and is a known carcinogen.  Benzene attacks the bone marrow, where new blood cells are produced.  This substance occurs naturally in crude oil but is increased during […]