… to the mountains off Route 395 in south-central Oregon.
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.
Only trust … assuming it can still be found. In 2007, on this overblown, sadly commercialized holiday whose historical moment has been buried by beer, barbecue, patriotic bombast, and over-the-top, often taxpayer-paid […]
Rose blossom at the Portland Rose Garden in Oregon … blossom at the Portland Rose Garden in Oregon.
When newsrooms need to lock their doors, their ability to serve their readers and viewers is sadly impeded I became a journalist, in part, because I was able to walk through the […]
… at the Rose Garden in Portland
… along Route 50 in Nevada, east of Austin.
Journalism should serve the public, he argued, no one else. Ben Bagdikian, one of the nation’s foremost media critics, died in 2016 at age 96. He left behind warnings about concentration in […]
Industry’s concerns trump social concern. Economic activity trumps social concern. If you’d like a reason to be cynical about whether government favors you or favors an industry, look no further than a […]
… at Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels installation near Lucin, Utah.
Money moves toward enterprises where profit lies in waiting. But money runs as fast as possible from the tired and unprofitable. Consider the fortunes of wind-generated energy and that produced by burning […]