Tag Archives: environment

New column: “How to break the heart of a modern college student”

This week in my newspaper column, I’m talking about Kevin Costner, “Dances with Wolves,” and what’s it has been like to share the film with my college students, who weren’t even born yet when the movie came out. After 13 … Continue reading

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Interview with Connie May Fowler, author of “A Million Fragile Bones”

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing bestselling author Connie May Fowler for the Spring 2017 Issue of Appalachian Heritage magazine. Fowler’s new environmental memoir, A Million Fragile Bones, was published last month from Twisted Road Publications. A Million Fragile … Continue reading

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New column: “Find that special spot wherever you are”

There are cool little places, and new things to do, wherever we are. Let’s go on an adventure! That’s my column today in The Greenville News. To read it, click here.

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New column: “The power of our places”

Saturday is Earth Day, and I love the Earth. In fact, it’s difficult for me to really express how much I love and need the natural world–how much my “places” mean to me and my family. Never have our national … Continue reading

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New column: “In praise of trees”

My column this week in The Greenville News is all about the trees. (With a little Mother’s Day thrown in.) Because I can’t get enough of them! To read, click here.

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New column: “Celebrate Earth Day by reaffirming connections to each other”

It’s Earth Day! Hooray! Today’s column in The Greenville News is all about celebrating our connections to the land and to each other. To read it, click here. Wherever you live, there’s a great big natural world waiting. I know … Continue reading

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What is Your Wild?

This video from The Wilderness Society, featuring actors Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy, is too good not to share. I believe wilderness is worth it. What is your wild?

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Sometimes You Just Gotta Hug a Tree

* This is a repost from Earth Day 2013. Just in case you missed it! And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.¬†~ William … Continue reading

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