Articles

Adirondack, Conservation, Culture, Forests

John

John

This summer I walked behind John in the woods. I followed him as he followed the trail. “Flies are getting bad,” he’d grumble, reaching for the tobacco in his pocket. I quickened my step whenever John puffed on his pipe, …

by × April 10, 2021 × 0 comments

Conservation, Forests, Place, Rivers

In town

In town

I followed my mother down a winding forest path.  

The trail head peaks through the trees that line the softball field down the street from my house.  You wouldn’t know it was there if you weren’t looking for it. 

Gnarled tree …

by × March 20, 2021 × 0 comments

Agriculture, Place

Stacking Wood

Stacking Wood

This piece was originally written as part of a larger poetry and prose project that explored the author’s relationship with his family’s farm in Tennessee. Over a month-long span, he reflected daily on the lessons that the place and its

by × March 14, 2021 × 0 comments

Fracking, Place

Boom: Fossil Fuel Collisions

Fracking | Accident 

The driver of the frackwater truck swerved because there was a little girl walking along the highway. She was walking eastward early that morning, not precisely on the shoulder, swerving in and out of the edge line the way …

by × June 5, 2020 × 0 comments

Activism, Place, Waste Management

Beyond the Landfill

Beyond the Landfill

Every day, roughly 8,000 tonnes of rubbish are collected from the capital city of Jakarta before ending up at Bantar Gebang, the largest landfill in Southeast Asia. Just two decades ago, the area was covered with paddy fields before it was bought by the state and later converted into a landfill. Being in Bantar Gebang for the first time, I wasn’t …

by × May 29, 2020 × 1 comment

Oceans

Sailboats, Submarines, and the Sea

Sailboats, Submarines, and the Sea

The first thing I did during my tryout for the sailing team was crash straight into the seawall. Everyone at the Naval Academy is required to be part of a sports team. I did track in high school, but there was …

by × May 22, 2020 × 0 comments