David Gessner has had enough of elevated language and warbling folkies singing about Mother Earth. It's time to kick out the jams.
David Gessner writes about John Hay, whom Annie Dillard called, "One of the world's handful of very great nature writers."
Check out this nursery rhyme for the Gulf Coast created by Beacon author David Gessner.
David Gessner puzzles over the problem of the environmental essay. "Nature essays, at their worst, are narrated by people who give little indication that any of them have the quality that many of us find most important for living on earth: a sense of humor. From their writing you'd never guess that they have ever laughed or farted."
by David Gessner I think it's funny how often people use place as a metaphor for their state of being. "I'm not quite there yet." "I'm getting there." "I'm feeling unsettled." Everyone wants to get there and be there but...