Connecting with My Stonehill Mentor, Chet Raymo

I’ve been recently blessed with an email from my long-ago professor, Chet Raymo, science teacher extraordinaire and author of 16 books, both fiction and non-fiction. Chet was a huge influence in my young life at Stonehill College, North Easton, MA. I’ve never been so inspired as I was in his astronomy class, which grounded me in historical discoveries while stretching my eager mind with the mysteries of cosmology. He also guided me in an independent study called The Naturalist, allowing me to indulge my love of nature and wildness through targeted readings and journaling.

For twenty years, he wrote a weekly column, Science Musings, for the Boston Globe. He continues to post his thoughts in a blog,

Chet was kind enough to say the following words about Altitude Adjustment:  “I read it straight through in two days and loved every word. It is a brave, honest, heart-wrenching, beautifully-written book.”

Thanks so much, Chet! These words are extra-special coming from you!