"A fox knows many things, but a hedgehog one important thing." - Archilochus

"There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who divide everybody into two kinds of people, and those who don’t." - Robert Benchley

I'm not sure if I am a hedgehog pretending to be a fox or a fox pretending to be hedgehog, but my research interests include: American philosophy/pragmatism, humanist geography, social design theory, holistic education, social practice, permaculture/agroecology, landscape urbanism, community building/civic engagement, librarianship, gastronomy, place based education, aesthetics, material culture, folkways, and more.

My engagement with PUBLIC CULTURE has spanned numerous venues and modes - from books, road trips, museums, colleges and universities, restaurants, exhibitions, legislative testimony, blogs, elementary schools, writing, conferences, a dredge vessel, lectures, cooking, social media, newspapers, dinner parties, study groups, etc.