Education & Exploration

The creation and consumption of wine has been part of human experience for at least 6,000 years and wine has been produced in the Finger Lakes region since the early 1800s.  By the mid 19th...
You can plan a journey, a vacation or a learning opportunity, but can you plan an adventure?  Adventure is defined as "an undertaking of uncertain outcome", "a hazardous...
The best leaders in business, politics, education, community life or any human endeavour usually possess a mix of talents.  They understand the field they're working in and its relation to...
Ithaca, New York has earned a reputation as a font of artistic and literary creativity, giving the world books ranging from Grace Miller White's "Tess of the Storm Country" (1909) to...
In her first book, "Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood", Adrienne Martini told of her crisis bringing a baby into the world, the terror of post-partum depression and her...
Think about what you're doing right this second.  You're reading Spilling Ink.  Why?  Maybe it's because you want to kill some time before you go to soccer practice....
The major purpose of our book is to get us in touch with the ways we employ aggression and passion to meet our personal needs and to achieve our ambitions, goals and dreams.  Experiencing our...
A playground should have its focus on the play, not the ground.  Traditionally our parks, schoolyards, child care centers and other places were equipped with a few pieces of simple equipment --...
Writing may fill a personal need and can be a solitary act.  Sending a manuscript to a publisher may feel like sending a child off to the first day of school. The separation anxiety and fear of...
SUGAR MAPLE Acer saccharum, Maple Family  Bark dark brown-gray, furrowed, blocky.  Leaves opposite simple, 2-10", mostly 5 lobes, pointed, firm.  In autumn, orange-yellow, red....