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Doing Friday Like a Boss :)

Greetings and salutations! Hooray it’s officially Spring Break, we made it! I love that we are going to have some down time to relax and of course catch up on some work. Just doin the MELP thang! It looks as though i may be taking some summer classes finishing out the MELP. I am finding […]

Is it Spring?

The ground is still covered with snow and we are in the “Spring” semester. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I need to go out and enjoy the snow, before it leaves. I think I remember a little bit of my nordic ski class. Barristers Ball aka “Law Prom” was a blast, everyone looked […]

Happy Awesome Friday!

Although our MELP team did not win the Winterfest Competition, we all had fun volunteering our time at the Magic Mountain Daycare, donating blood, making soups and salads for the Vermont Refugee fundraiser, and being our awesome MELP selves, not to mention bearing frigid temperatures up on the local climbing peak, Kent’s Ledge. We also […]

It’s a MELP life…

I can’t believe a year has almost gone by here at Vermont Law School (VLS). It was last year in May that I made the decision to move to Vermont. I was currently employed by a non-profit organization, who worked with twenty-seven tribes with various issues such as health, emergency management, energy and environmental. In […]


Hello! I just began the MELP program here at VLS this fall and cannot believe that we’re nearing the end of the first semester already! With finals fast approaching, most of the MELPS, myself included, have been spending some quality time with the VLS library. However, the Thanksgiving holiday has been a nice little break! […]

Another dam blog post!

Yep, that’s right. I’m going to post again about dam removal. I just can’t help it. There are just too many cool things happening right now not to post about it. Mostly, it’s just about the Elwha River in Washington, but there have been some great videos, an essay, and really exciting news that I […]

Some updates

I first wanted to post some updates about the Elwha Dam removal in Washington state. Things are happening over there, and it’s pretty cool. It’s neat to have dam removals happening on both coasts at the same time. This blog post has some cool photos to show the new sediment coming down the river. Although […]


What I’m about to share may be a little strange. I know. But, it’s also super cool, so I’m going to share it anyways. Over the past month or so, several mornings we’ve woken up to find multiple (as many as 9 at one time!) luna moths on the side of our house. I’m including […]

Dam removal begins on the Penobscot!

I have to write about this momentous event — deconstruction began on one of the first of several dams to be either removed or retrofitted for fish passage on the Penobscot River in Maine. For me, this is such a cool thing because I remember first learning about the possibility for dam removal on the […]

Sow to stay sane

Here’s an idea for a good, ongoing study break from early spring through the summer: plant a garden! It will definitely take some work, but it will let you get dirty, sweaty, and hopefully full (assuming your seeds grow into something edible). From the little reading I’ve done so far, the closer your garden is […]