#2: My Green Manifesto: Down the Charles River in Pursuit of a New Environmentalism by David Gessner (2011) David Gessner’s journey down Massachusetts’ Charles River may not be Marlowesque in its scope or scale, but it’s nonetheless a trip into his own heart. He undertakes his canoe trip as a way better understand his own connection […]
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas…Kris Kringle…Father Christmas…Santa Claus. Few characters are as recognizable as the patron saint of Christmas. Santa, as well as his Canadian and British counterpart, Father Christmas, both derive from the legends surrounding Saint Nicholas, a former bishop who lived in the third century in the city of Myra, in a region that’s […]
Originally published on December 22, 2009. We have some out of control Christmas light freaks in my general neighborhood – I suspect the same is true for you, as well.
Our fourth quarterfinal match lacked the drama of the previous one, as Doco handily dispatched Rose Hill Drive to move into the semifinals. And now, we move into the semis, where it starts to get personal. See, our next two bands know each other and play together sometimes. You might even say they’re friends. Although, […]
#1: The Devil’s Teeth by Susan Casey When The Devil’s Teeth was published in 2005, I thought Susan Casey had stolen the ideal writing project from some hidden corner of my brain and had then proceeded to live it out: she attached herself to a group of biologists studying great white sharks off California’s coast. […]