Exactly one month ago, the sustainability teams at UO hosted WOHESC, a regional sustainability in higher education conference. Attendees included a mix of professionals and students, spending two days talking about everything from putting social justice into practice to the feasibility of widespread nuclear power in the US. That conference moment happened right before everything … Continue reading Where the Sidewalk Ends: Four Writers on Climate Change and Understanding the Overarching Crisis of Our Time
Of Artistic Rituals and Apologies
Daily Rituals: How Artists Work gives brief snapshots of the work practices of a host of writers, painters, composers, and other miscreants. I have recently started a new routine for writing, getting up at 5am to put in an hour. It's not much but it's what I can do and I know that making writing … Continue reading Of Artistic Rituals and Apologies
Do Books Matter?
We're a strange group of people—us readers, we bookish types. And writers know which side their bread is buttered on. Without readers, writers would have little reason to exist, which is why I've often felt that there's something a bit obvious or pander-y about books-about-books. Reading a book about the delights of reading, being a … Continue reading Do Books Matter?