Dear Great Lakes Neighbor,
Each week we invite grassroots activists, artists, officials, physicians, parents, young people and others to offer insightful commentary on their Great Lakes experiences and views. Of course, we also invite you to comment on their thoughts!
This week, the Town Hall is pleased to welcome Steven Huyser-Honig, a self-taught photographer and writer with a passion for the Great Lakes. Come visit the Great Lakes Town Hall to read and respond to Steven Huyser-Honig's stories and perspectives about the Great Lakes every day this week - only in the Great Lakes Town Hall!
About Steven Huyser-Honig...
From the first time Steven Huyser-Honig vacationed along the Lake Michigan shore as a small boy, he's been captivated by the beauty of the Great Lakes. Beaches and dunes, lighthouses and breakwaters, farms and orchards, forests and streams, small towns and big cities-all are essential to the character of this timeless region.
As a self-taught photographer, Steve's been extremely fortunate to be able to turn his passion into his profession. It began when his wife, Joan, a writer, needed illustrations to accompany her freelance articles. Soon they were collaborating as travel journalists. They loved the challenge of communicating a place's singular beauty and people in photographs and words.
When family life dictated they spend their time closer to home, they formed Huyser-Honig Creative Services (www.hhcreatives.com) and focused on telling the stories of nonprofit organizations. Their lives have been greatly enriched by close association with so many people doing so much good.
In recent years Steve has once again been able to travel and photograph extensively in the Great Lakes. He formed Great Lakes Editions (www.greatlakeseditions.com) to share his love for the beauty of this region - and his dedication to preserving it for future generations.
To do his part to inform public opinion, Steve authors a blog on Great Lakes environmental issues: www.greatlakesforall.com. As a lighthouse enthusiast, Steve authors a blog on international lighthouse news: www.lighthouseforever.com.
In addition to guest speakers, the Great Lakes Town Hall focuses on a new featured Great Lakes issue each week, provided by co-moderators Dave Dempsey, Gary Wilson, and Brenna Wanous. This week, Dave questions the group of legislators in Wisconsin and Ohio that are working against the implementation of the current Great Lakes Compact. What are their motives? Are they a serious threat to the Compact?
Don't miss this great opportunity to read and comment on our featured issue - The Ohio-Wisconsin Alliance - and the thoughts of Steven Huyser-Honig, in the Great Lakes Town Hall all this week!
Guest speakers contribute content on a Great Lakes topic of their choice for five days. While there are basic rules of conduct, guest speakers are unedited and diverse views are welcome. If you are interested in serving as a guest speaker, please reply to this email. We encourage individuals of all ages, occupations, and opinions to participate in the conversation.
Your Great Lakes Neighbor,