Category: Musings


  • Our Desired Future

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this site, but not because I’ve been resting! I’m excited to announce Our Desired Future, a multimedia...

  • Ask the way to the spring

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the stories we tell ourselves of what we can’t achieve, and how people who live their greatness find the audacity...

  • Crowd-funding for Springs Education

    Over the past week I have been traveling Texas filming some of our great springs and the people working for their preservation. These are springs...

  • Thirst

    If you are in downtown Austin, swing past the pedestrian bridge over Lake Bird Lake to see Thirst, a public art project aimed at commemorating...

  • Blue Hole, Santa Rosa, New Mexico

    Usually I write about Texas springs, but since I’m in New Mexico for the month of August, might as well share some of this state’s treasures...

  • The story behind the stories

    Hell’s Oasis has been making its way into the news. Freelance journalist (and soon-to-be reporter for Climate Progress) Ari Phillips writes...

  • From the Devils to the Panhandle

    I’ve just returned from the first leg of a statewide tour to tell the story of Texas springs. Texas Monthly photographer Sarah Wilson and...

  • Mirage

    There are plenty of people in this world I can’t understand. Somewhere near the top of the list are the ones who choose not to take the window...

  • As in, to spring

    Where, other than at the turn of a faucet handle, have you witnessed water actually begin? So asks Craig Childs in The Secret Knowledge of...

  • From land, water

    Last week I went to Wisconsin for a national meeting of economists and drinking water providers. We were there to talk about why Americans are...

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