Botanist Tim Hogan Reviews Eileen Crist’s Abundant Earth and Writes on “The Green World”

Tim Hogan, Zen Mountain Man and Collections Manager of Botany at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Museum of Natural History, just shared his review of Eileen Crist’s Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization (University of Chicago Press, 2019). After quoting Paul Shephard saying that “the ‘civilized mind’ attempts to simplify and level the world, whereas the […]

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Saburo Hasegawa and Isamu Noguchi Exhibition (Yokohama! Queens! San Francisco!) and Books

The other day, Meri Mitsuyoshi caught a Wall Street Journal article introducing Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan, the exhibition that opened at Japan’s Yokohama Museum of Art (January 12–March 24), is currently at the Noguchi Museum in Queens (May 1–July 14, 2019), and will be at the Asian Art Museum […]

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Back from Kitkitdizze with Qionglin Tan and Yingying Deng from Hunan University

Professor Qionglin “Joan” Tan, Yingying “Hannah” Deng, and I visited Gary Snyder at Kitkitdizze on 8 February 2019. There we caught up on news from the Center for Gary Snyder Studies Joan founded at Hunan University in 2015. Joan, Gary, Hannah (8Feb19) Professor Tan’s advisee, Ms. Deng, a Changsha native, is enjoying a dissertation research year at UC Berkeley. Gary […]

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Place-Based Learning in San Francisco

As i begin to make my contribution as Founding Humanities Teacher at the Academy of Thought and Industry (ATI) in San Francisco, i am excited by the prospect of turning San Francisco into a fieldwork site for young urban students of the human sciences. I will be leading a discussion about this on Sunday, July 1 from 10:00–12:00 noon: Here’s where […]

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Living in Place with Peter Berg and Gary Snyder in Mind: Becoming Cascadian Retreat Handout

Here is the handout i created for a breakout session at the inspirational “Becoming Cascadian” retreat hosted by Paul Nelson and Bhakti Watts in the Cedar River Watershed on the shore of Lake Washington this past May 31–June 3. Becoming Cascadian Handout MG V.18 Our time together featured presentations by Andrew Schelling and Tetsuzen Jason Wirth, who took us into an in-depth […]

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