… or “rock with wings” is a volcanic monadnock near Shiprock, New Mexico, that is sacred to the Navajos.
Dr. Denny Wilkins
Dr. Denny Wilkins professes journalism at a small, private university in the Northeast. He has climbed, hiked, kayaked, photographed, skied, and otherwise meandered aimlessly throughout the American West for decades. He has degrees in geology, environmental studies, and communication — and has tried to make use of them as a co-founder of the progressive cultural blog ScholarsandRogues.com. He’s broadly interested in how the world works and why it works that way. He hates writing, although he does like having written well.
“A culture can admire both the physical and intellectual.” An intellectual. That’s a word that often conjures up an adjective – effete, thanks to Nixon’s former vice president. Intellectual is a word […]
… over Millers Canyon in western Utah.
Demand deeds, not words. Claims of values demand clear demonstrations. In the language of modern American politics (and surely elsewhere), one word has become debased currency. Values. When Bill Clinton said, “I […]
… on the underside of a beech leaf.
… leaves surrounded by moss on a stump in the forest at my university.
Too many clouds hamper journalism’s ability to tell you what you need to know. Democracy dies in darkness. — motto of The Washington Post Oh, joy — it’s National Sunshine Week. That […]