From the editor

Introducing our new student Editor: Claire Navarra

Introducing our new student Editor: Claire Navarra

~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."
Taku Practice

Taku Practice

The Setting

“Practically speaking, a life that is vowed to simplicity, appropriate boldness, good humor, gratitude, unstinting work and play, and lots of walking brings us close to the actually existing world and its wholeness.” That’s the poet and environmentalist Gary Snyder

A Conversation Starter

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.
Wilderness with a capital W

Wilderness with a capital W

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.
Inspiration

Inspiration

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.
Emigration

Emigration

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?
Inhabiting Emigration Creek: Notes from flight 567

Inhabiting Emigration Creek: Notes from flight 567

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."
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