A trip to a local museum leads to musings on permanence and change
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"The most important piece of preservation legislation ever enacted."
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A behind-the-scenes glimpse of ongoing projects.
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Traveling old rivers with Henry David Thoreau, seeking meaning.
This is Taking Bearings, a newsletter about Place, History, and Writing.
Traveling across the land, triggering the mind.
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How did American ideals about land evolve in the 19th century?
Returning to campus, thinking about journeys.
A 1944 novel imagines social transformation through dams
Some anecdotes about origins.
Some notes on a planning experiment for the Columbia Basin.
What archival maps show about where I grew up.