Posts by Gretchen Gano
For most of my adult life I have looked out at the world from massive cities. Recently, however, I moved to rural Western Massachusetts. I am using this time of transition from metropolis to hamlet to reflect on what I will affectionately call “the progress narrative.”
Recently, fatigued by trying to write a certain research proposal, I decided to explore the Phoenix Sonoran Bikeway going south: a bike trail that I have noticed is marked by special signs through the nicer neighborhoods in downtown Phoenix.
The question of whether volcanoes are Luddites is relative. A student of mine was fond of pointing out that in her native country of Peru, earthquakes are part of life’s routine and are not seen as emergencies or catastrophes at all.
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