Wednesday Words on the Wild: Holograms

By definition, our national parks in all their particularity and peculiarity show us as much about ourselves as the landscapes they honor and protect. They can be seen as holograms of an America born of shadow and light; dimensional; full of contradictions and complexities. Our dreams, our generosities, our cruelties and crimes are absorbed into … Continue reading Wednesday Words on the Wild: Holograms

Influences: The Adventures of the Wilderness Family

So, true confession time. I keep a poster for the first film about a family in a landmark trilogy beginning in the 1970's hanging behind my desk in my office at work. "The Godfather?" Good guess, but no: Co-workers around me display serious art and posters of classics by Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick and so on. My favorite reactions are when new employees are … Continue reading Influences: The Adventures of the Wilderness Family

Peppermint Ice Cream

As promised yesterday: The Snack Shack at the High School Summer Camp I attended many years ago served peppermint ice cream. Every summer, I consumed as many peppermint milkshakes as I could afford. (I could never afford enough.) Other campers followed trends, like the summer everyone got hooked on raw cookie dough, until some counselor's fears of salmonella … Continue reading Peppermint Ice Cream