Monday, December 5, 2011

The journey begins! Travel John Muir's path by BART. Entertain the rambles of a botanist as you whizz over fields of cars, shipping containers, and stucco improvement. Musings on the...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I find myself moving farther down the calendar with regards to my "blog libations." The truth is I’ve been “occupied” and haven’t left town.

One of my...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

This essay was a concerted attempt to write in the "adventure" style of Muir's stories, which I'd been reading for weeks. Every time my imitation got too close I would...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In solidarity with the protests in downtown Oakland, the Oakland Standard offers these historical posters from the...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I've been pressing plants for years, long before I knew that John Muir was a dedicated botanist. Muir would set out on his journeys with only stale bread, coffee, and a cumbersome plant...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I've been thinking about how to frame the ways that my personal biography has overlapped with that of John Muir, the mythologized wilderness figure. It's not only that I grew up amongst...