To be centered in an academic institution is a practice of self-awareness in relation to others. It is a practice of knowing what one is doing, and doing it well; a crucial dimension of that knowing is that my thoughts, emotions, body, and spirit are at once personal and social, and hence my actions and decisions happen in a world I share with others
“We too have our thaws. They come to our January moods, when our ice cracks, and our sluices break loose,” Henry David Thoreau, Journals January 29, 1854
In the spring of 2020 I had the privilege of co-teaching with Scott Semmens, a master wildlife tracker and adjunct faculty member in Environmental Studies, a course in Sustainable Wildlife Management.
Experiments often begin with “what if” questions. As I compose this post in the fall of 2020 one of the questions emerging …