People, part 2 As each person on this trip takes shape in my photos, I realize that they all held leading roles as stars of their own Arctic show.
A few characters As a field biologist, I often said there was a reason I worked alone in the woods for so many years. Not quite a misanthrope, I don’t suffer fools […]
When the season’s over There are fewer than five miles of roads on an island more than 500 miles from the nearest landmass. At the end of the season, ride your snowmobile […]
You’ll need the box These slopes surround Longyearbyen.
The beginning As you may know, in October 2018, I spent three weeks in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard as a member of The Arctic Circle, an annual expeditionary residency program. Sailing […]
When I’m tyrant, the first order of business will be prioritizing a sufficient response to climate change. Sharing priority will be damage control and mitigating the effects going forward through the implementation […]
Death I know that there are no words to make death better and so, I often remain silent for too long when people I know suffer a loss.
Here’s this gadfly’s prescription for bipartisan compromise Take the deal, with conditions. 1) Bipartisan oversight of the bidding process, including bipartisan vetting of bidders and whatever the usual public notice for comment […]
Because this is how you get Trump in 2020. The Intercept just gave us a fabulous gift, by which I mean a gift filled with unreality and myth, that illustrates what our […]
This is a drill. One early autumn afternoon, toward the end of The Arctic Circle residency, many of the residents and crew were on deck pulling down the sails from our morning […]