Sense of Place
One decade ago, I published a series of four essays to help Connecticut residents add a sense of deep time to their sense of place. All were featured in the Hartford Courant’s special Sunday commentary section “Place” along with photographs and illustrations. Taken as a package, they narrate the geological story of Connecticut using the language of local culture. Though I focus on one New England state, the story is basically the same for them all, if only because New England is a coherent region that is smaller than my home state of Minnesota.
- Making Connecticut. (June 8, 2003, p. C4).
- Connecticut’s Glacial Gifts. (August 31, 2003).
- Losing Ground. (November 9, 2003).
- Exit Ramp Culture. ( September 12, 2004)
The full original texts with illustrations are available through database research tools.
Photo: Sunset view of a salt Marsh in Madison, CT. During my 2012 sabbatical, I was endlessly re-writing a book in a home office overlooking this marsh. For the first time, I truly understood the tidal cycle.