Some Poetry for Boulder

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Sep 252011
Some Poetry for Boulder

Alas, I have been neglecting this, my blog. But I wanted to post my reading list for Monday evening’s poetry reading at the Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe in Boulder. Get yer details here. I hope you’ll join me to hear the following: “Friday Afternoon” – Bloom “Drawing” – Bloom “Plastic” – Bloom “Shower” – […]

Help Create One Book Exploring 12 Livable Communities

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Aug 082011
Help Create One Book Exploring 12 Livable Communities

Over on my One-Car Town blog, a reader noted that while I asked what “UnSprawl” means, I never actually defined it. Fortunately, defining the term — which I coined when founding A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments nearly 15 years ago — isn’t too tricky. And yet “UnSprawl” can mean many different […]

Join Me at AWP!

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Jan 272011
Join Me at AWP!

The largest conference for writers and publishers is just around the corner, and I hope you’ll join me in Washington, D.C. at one of the following events! The Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference and Bookfair Washington, D.C. : February 2-5, 2011 / Hawk & Handsaw Booth at Bookfair Booth 509 I’ll […]

Aug 022010
2010 Mount St. Helens Science Pulse

In July I had the honor and good fortune of accompanying 11 other writers, and about 100 scientists, to the Mount St. Helens Science Pulse, sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station and Oregon State University’s Spring Creek Project, to study and discuss the post-eruption landscape 30 years after its last major […]

From Montane Lake to Desert Wildflowers

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Apr 202010
From Montane Lake to Desert Wildflowers

On Sunday we took a drive into the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson under the auspices of a daylong Girl Scout retreat. That was all good and fun, but the trip also presented the opportunity to photograph Rose Canyon Lake and some amazing desert wildflowers we saw on the way up. Here are a […]

Apr 042010
Sunny Day on Kitt Peak National Observatory

On Saturday my younger daughter and I drove 60 miles west to Kitt Peak National Observatory, located on the Tohono O’odham reservation. Ostensibly I was looking for wildflowers — ’tis the season and all — but mostly I wanted to hang out with my excellent little traveling companion and goggle at the big telescopes atop […]

Apr 042010
Hiking the Babad Do'ag Trail

On Friday I skipped work to take my daughters hiking with a group of neighbors up the Babad Do’ag Trail, which starts at the first pullout on Catalina Highway once the road starts climbing the Santa Catalinas. It was a beautiful, wildflower-filled day, and the 4-mile roundtrip trail was just right. Here are a few […]

Mar 042010
Whitewater Draw

The Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area lies at the south end of the McNeal Playa, 20 miles north of Douglas, Arizona, and the Mexico border. At the northeastern edge of the grasslands-dominated Chihuahua desert, the area attracts about 30,000 Sandhill cranes — from separate Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent populations — every winter, generally from November through […]

Jan 032010
Saguaro National Park in Black and White

My younger daughter and I welcomed in the new year with a trip out to Saguaro National Park (West) for some hiking and petroglyph gawking. The park is a study in enticing contrasts, as I hope these black-and-white photos show. Here are 8, and these and 36 more are available in larger format over in […]