Reflections on the Women’s March of January 21, 2107, in Memphis, Tennessee. Will we begin to live differently, relate differently, adopt new perspectives and values because we marched?
Teaching at its best involves an expansive process of co-learning: thoughts about teaching, learning, grades, and the people we become in the learning process.
The turning of the calendar to a new year offers a moment to reassess priorities, both personal and professional, and to be more deliberate about intended aspirations for change.
Review of Trace: Memory, History, Race, & the American Landscape by Lauret Savoy, which weaves history, geology, and personal memoir in profound tales that peel back layers of a place called America.
The difference between pilgrims and tourists is a perennial question. The best answer I have found came from a conversation with Peter Brown.
No writing is perfect. Here are some common things to avoid in student papers so that you can show your brilliance.
The earliest detailed map of Yellowstone was likely a collaboration between Jesuit missionary Pierre-Jean De Smet and mountain man Jim Bridger. ♨
Mountain man Joe Meek’s first summer of fur trapping in 1829, which put him among the earliest of non-indigenous people to enter Yellowstone.
Recent posts about Custer’s defeat at the Little Bighorn; western mountain Indians traveling to St. Louis in 1831 to ask for religion; and religion in Yellowstone National Park. ♨
An imaginative creation story of Yellowstone National Park inspired by scientific understandings of the universe.
Spider rock stands as a two-headed spire that rests motionless on its ancient pedestal, like petrified arms stretching upward toward the canyon’s rim. Inside Canyon de Chelly on the Navajo Nation, the lithic monument figures into Diné mythic history. ♨
This final post of a 3-part series on book indexing explains an easy, inexpensive, and relatively fast procedure for making your own book index. The first post in the series discusses why authors should index their own books rather than pay someone else to do it. The second post considers what you should include in your index, emphasizing the right balance that will be most useful to readers. ♨