Cindy Crosby is a contributor to The Tallgrass Prairie Reader (forthcoming from University of Iowa Press).
Words and wilderness
When I go backpacking, I pack light—no laptop, no phone, and especially no books. But reading Belden Lane, I’m tempted to begin toting a tome or two.
December 8, 2014
Writing to Wake the Soul, by Karen Hering
Karen Hering believes that writing is a way to tune into your inner voice and discover the relationship you have with whom or what you believe in.
February 18, 2014
Some Assembly Required, by Anne Lamott with Sam Lamott
Anne Lamott fans: if you're expecting a reprise of the gritty Operating Instructions, this isn't it. But read on.
August 14, 2012
The Nature Principle, by Richard Louv
In Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv sounded an alarm over the loss of outdoor experiences for children. Not only children, however, need to be outdoors.
May 24, 2012
Nature's Second Chance: Restoring the Ecology of Stone Prairie Farm
When the land for my suburban Chicago subdivision was bulldozed in the late 1960s, the topsoil was scraped off...
September 8, 2009
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—and How It Can Renew America
In the charming but apocalyptic movie WALL•E, Disney-Pixar spins the story...
February 23, 2009
The Florist's Daughter
Writers of memoirs used to be people who had explored the North Pole or starred in films or run for president; their writing was a final act of s...
February 25, 2008
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