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- Early hominin auditory capacities advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/8/e1… 5 days ago
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The day after the eclipse… Through great forethought (read: coincidence), my class and I are reading David Hinton’s Hunger Mountain. Hinton explores the many ways in which classical Chinese poetry and philosophy (especially Taoist and Ch’an philosophies) evince relationships between … Continue reading
Extreme makeover for the curriculum: we tossed out the lectures and replaced them with embodied experience. Students in Field Investigations in Biology (one half of our introductory biology course sequence) have for several years now been tromping the woods, measuring … Continue reading
Dug out the old circuit boards whose hacked wires helped me to earn a PhD. Took them for a visit to the University of the South observation bee hive.
A memorial pool at the site of the Twin Towers in lower Manhattan. Water flows over the lip, down to the void. Names of the dead ring the pool, marking the footprint of the towers. “Freedom Tower,” the tallest skyscraper … Continue reading
From the dawn-light series (see also silk and moth wings)… There is a moment in the early morning when the sun catpaws through the forest’s tangled blankets, illuminating my hummingbird feeder. The touch is gentle. The claws of midday are … Continue reading
This is the year of the timber rattlesnake on the Southern Cumberland Plateau. I’ve seen and heard of more in the last five months than I have in the last twenty years combined. They’re sleeping in gardens, gliding across porches, … Continue reading
A big day in Sewanee: fall classes started at the University of the South. Being back with the students feels great. Their energy and insight is inspiring. It’s a great honor to spend time with them as we travel the … Continue reading
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Morning light flows through another arthropod: the luna moth, showing the spring-leaf green of her wings. The brown leading edge is a great match for the viburnum twig on which she rests. This species belongs to a larger grouping, the … Continue reading