What with the slashing of both the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase National Monuments by… well, we don’t speak his name here at The Well-read Naturalist as we don’t like to swear, interest in the struggle between public lands and private interests has taken an expected notable upswing.
Merriam Webster defines “longheaded” as “having unusual foresight.” Oxford goes a bit further with having or showing foresight and good judgment” – although it cites the usage of the word as now dated (make of that and its implications upon our times what you will). However dated or not, the qualities that when assembled together earn […]
From New York City’s iconic Central Park to the much smaller and now significantly modernized Morton Park in Newport, Rhode Island, Olmsted’s designs for areas of recreation and nature-inspired rejuvenation are still with us in a host of ways beyond our everyday awareness.
Of all the things I find dispiriting about being a hausmann in a rural corner of a large country, the inability to participate in the intellectual life of the nation in any meaningful way is one of the most vexing. I can read the latest books on topics of interest – when I can obtain […]