~The new year means that it is time to welcome a new student editor to EC Squared. We've asked Claire to introduce herself with a letter.~ "Go places that inspire you. Go where you can find inspiration from simple things; clear water, fresh air, big rocks and trees. Inspiration is what fuels change."
Student editor Daniel Goodman introduces ideas about how discussions of place, environmentalism, and nature can help shape social constructs and calls for others to join the conversation by sharing their own experiences.
Throughout the year EC Squared will offer a series of reflections about the place of wilderness today and consider its implications for generations yet to come.
Our goal is to add a bit of sense to the web, to take that curiosity and let it simmer in a crockpot for a little while until we can see our own place in it. Fortunately, we have had some wonderful models that we encourage you to take a look at. Here's an annotated bibliography of some of my favorites.
Our student editor, Jeff Letey, welcomes you to (ec)2.
Doug Wright, who taught at Westminster College for years, liked to pose mischievous questions. One of his favorites involved standing on a bridge over a stream: which way do you find yourself looking, upstream or downstream, and why?
It is impossible for me to fly over the American west without thinking of Bernard DeVoto. In 1953, contemplating a trans-continental flight, he wrote, "an equally subtle melancholy lies along the margins of the heart, for all journeys are alone and, one remembers, all journeys are toward the West. Outside the window is the vast loneliness of sky and earth."