OUTSIDE As a college student, writer Julia Rosen spent a summer on Alaska’s Taku Glacier, which kept growing for decades in spite of warming temperatures. Now, she reckons with its uncertain fate. Read the essay in Outside.
THE LAST WORD ON NOTHING When I was sixteen, my voice teacher predicted I would become a Jack of all trades. It wasn’t a compliment: We were in the midst of a fight, squaring off across the shiny black battlefield of her baby grand piano. She wanted me to concentrate only on singing. But I … More In Praise of Phases
New work by installation artist Stacy Levy may transform a quiet suburban park in Oregon. Read the full story in Orion.
A long time ago, I had an encounter I will never forget with a taxi driver in Cairo. My short essay about the experience was published recently in an issue of Oregon Humanities called Quandary.
Learning to ski powder is harder than it looks. It involves tangled crashes, snow-caked goggles, and plenty of frustration. And mastering powder requires loads of patience and repetition. Sometimes, it may even require rethinking your approach to getting what you want. I got a crash course in powder skiing when I joined the Mammoth Mountain … More How skiing powder taught me everything I need to know about life
For some time, I’ve been thinking that the conversation about climate change and environmental degradation needs to be placed in a broader geologic context. The Earth has experienced a lot of things in its 4.6 billion years of history, and it has always survived. Humans certainly have the power to alter the planet in geologically … More The indestructable Earth