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Revaluing the Ocean (Salt Lake City, Feb 2019)

18 February 2019

When Jeff McCarthy, Director of the University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Program and one of our hosts for this great Ocean conference at Salt Lake City, brought us home...

After #mla19: Generosity, Imagination, Rage

28 January 2019

[I started writing this post with the MLA embers still hot, but then got swept away from it in the maelstrom and deep freeze of early Jan. Not all of what I wanted to say is recoverable...

Eco-Thoughts from Oaxaca to Chicago

4 January 2019

In between Christmas in snowy Short Beach and MLA in chilly Chicago, I snuck away with family from both the east and west coasts to spend a glorious few days in the mountains of Oaxaca,...

Seven Thoughts on the Seven Seas (Aquaman: The Movie)

23 December 2018

Plenty to laugh about in the car home from Branford Regal Theaters last night after a family trip to see “Aquaman.” But my sea-fever makes me susceptible even to the underwater...