Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

  • Is the natural world that surrounds you the same as the one that surrounded your parents, or your grandparents? What about that of your great-grandparents?

    The short answer, of course, is 'no.'

Monday, October 21st, 2013

  • There is no better time than now -- with the searing aspects of a shuttered National Park System still fresh -- to sit down with a copy of To Conserve Unimpaired, The Evolution Of The National Park Idea.

    There is an evolution under way in the park system, one that should spur debates from coast to coast about whether it's the desired evolution.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

  • Though there's a pile of books on the edge of my desk waiting to be reviewed, Mike O'Connor's book jumped to the top of the heap when it arrived at my door.

    Outwardly, Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me? is not a book about national parks, but the wisdom the author offers can be carried into the parks.

    Plus, he's outrageously funny.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

  • It was an audacious gambit, one that had never been attempted before, and which almost ended from the get-go.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

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