Category Archives: family

Reading the landscape of my youth

Nearly twenty-five years ago I took a graduate seminar in environmental history at the University of Wisconsin. Perhaps the most important message I took from Professor William Cronon was the value of reading one’s landscape, a lesson my father taught … Continue reading

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Scratching paint, and other memories…

Yesterday was my Dad’s birthday. If he were still alive, I’d bake him a chocolate cake or an apple pie, two of his favorite desserts. Or I’d serve him ice cream. For much of his life he was on a … Continue reading

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Searching for our roots

Last week my brother and I traveled to Kansas for our Uncle’s memorial service. My mother, a native of Kansas, moved to Ohio at the end of World War II with my father, her soldier husband. The letters she wrote … Continue reading

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