eclipse

These Late Eclipses

by Elsa Hart

Sudden darkness, and the disappearance of the sun, speaks to us…of abandonment, disorder, and apocalypse. A predicted eclipse is another matter.

The Erie Canal was indeed a paragon of public works. But although it exemplifies possibilities, the canal also reminds us of pitfalls.

American recreational camping history has its share of legendary popularizers, including John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt. But some of the people who helped transform or popularize pleasure camping in America have fallen into obscurity; chances are you’ve never even heard of these innovators unless you are a history-minded camping nerd like me. It’s time to give these American originals their due.