Originally posted on UM FLAT:
Michael Pollan, famous for The Omnivore’s Dilemma among many other books, wrote Food Rules to provide a primer for people who want to eat in a way that is more sustainable – personally, environmentally, socially, and even economically. But believe it or not, the United States government had beat him…

City Deer Make me Wish I had a Freezer Full of Venison

Seen through one lens, sure, I can understand how, to many urban dwellers, hunting and eating game sounds downright redneckey. Seen through another lens, I could also make a case that my siblings and I were raised on protein that was all-natural; local; organic, sustainable; free-range; vegetarian-diet; low-input; biodynamic; soy-, hormone-, cage-, and antibiotic-free—not to … More City Deer Make me Wish I had a Freezer Full of Venison

Nature Writing: What is it? Whose is it?

These are questions I explore in a guest post I wrote for the blog of So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art. So to Speak is publishing “Shoshone,” a chapter from my manuscript, Falling in Yellowstone, this spring. Here’s an excerpt of my post: In these early and classic examples of wilderness experienced solitaire, … More Nature Writing: What is it? Whose is it?

You Know What’s Distracting? A Hurricane.

You know what’s distracting? A hurricane. With closures in the federal government, many private employers, and most metro systems in D.C. due to Hurricane Sandy, I worked from home yesterday and today.  The task? A monster grant proposal that’s kept me up at night for the last two weeks. It’s due Friday. I can honestly … More You Know What’s Distracting? A Hurricane.