I recently let go of a tent trailer that had come to me from my father. This trailer had been a special sort of place for me, a mobile habitation invested of nostalgia, memory, and hope. But too little time spent inside its canvas walls, too few miles pulling it along the memorable highways of […]
Today’s announcement from the World Heritage Committee approving the addition of five cultural sites on their World Heritage List, including the San Antonio Missions in Texas, has me wondering about the process of gaining World Heritage status. Certainly, the Spanish colonial missions in San Antonio are as deserving as any site of cultural significance, but […]
The remarkable spectacle of a summer sunset over the Mississippi River. (Photo by T.S. Bremer, 2006)
Marilyn Robinson Waldman was a demanding but good-humored teacher and an exemplary public intellectual, a model of scholarly relevance whose passion and generosity we might all aspire to. She is also the reason I never teach outdoors. ♨
Review of Last Train to Memphis, the first volume of Peter Guralnick’s 2-volume biography of Elvis Presley.
Unable to see where I am or what lies in my immediate path should not prevent me from venturing out, as long as I have the vision of my destination to guide me.