Stream of Consciousness

Stream of Consciousness is MSWA's column on riparian and watershed issues, published weekly in the Shippensburg News-Chronicle's Weekend Edition since January 2021. The column covers a wide range of riparian and watershed topics, with a focus on Shippensburg, Cumberland and Franklin and adjoining counties, and a general goal of raising awareness about our waterways and telling "water stories".

Most of the columns are written by Blyden Potts. Others are written by Sean Cornell. We feature guest columnist frequently and always on the lookout for other writers. If you have a water story to tell or something else to say that fits our themes, and would like to write a guest column, please contact us about the possibility.

Shippensburg News-Chronicle has an online archive of past Stream of Consciousness columns, available at:

Below are some recent columns and a selection of earlier ones: