Ray Angelo's Page
lead such a life as the children that chase butterflies in a meadow -- Thoreau Aug. 24, 1845

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To those who have arrived at this web page after reading a certain book wherein (to my surprise and puzzlement) I am described as getting mad, this characterization and the account in that book of my sampling for claimed missing Concord species are incorrect, and key facts are omitted. These misrepresentations naturally lead to the question of what other more significant misrepresentations and errors occur in that book. For a view on species disappearance differing from what is in that book, please read my 2014 Phytoneuron article and the introduction to my online Vascular Flora of Concord, Massachusetts. An illustrated version of a preliminary article on this subject is here.

In my retirement I am a Harvard University Herbaria Associate continuing to pursue botanical research on New England floristics (see atlas link at left) and my online Vascular Flora of Concord, Massachusetts.

Also, for fun, I read about quantum gravity and cosmology and chase other butterflies, such as my lovely wife, Erika, a nature artist.

We have been thriving for more than two years on the whole-food, plant-based, no-oil, no-nuts diet proven by Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD to be the best for cardiovascular health. We have experienced first-hand measurable health benefits as well as a clear enhancement of our sense of well-being.

My volunteer activities also include being a regional reviewer for the Flora of North America Project.


Ray Angelo and wife, Erika


http://www.ray-a.com/ -- Revised: August 20, 2014

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