Sunday, September 11, 2011
The Thunder Tree Discussion Schedule with Moderator Robert Michael Pyle
September 11-18 - So What's Your Ditch? People naturally root in place. Our special places affect us as individuals, as societies, as a species; but what happens when children no longer have such sacred (or profane) spots?
September 18-25 - Consider the Magpie: We can dwell, think, write on both sides of Nabokov's "high ridge" where art and science meet. Magpies can teach us about that, and about our own adaptation in the world.
September 25-October 2 - Love, Life, and Work: When we fall in love with place, engage deeply, and watch it change, it alters who we are and what we do. How a passion for the land influences our lives and livelihoods.
October 2-9 - Ditchwater Tales: Stories from the High Line Canal connect my place, my life, to yours. Can the love of land and literature still save the world, or at least make life more worth living?