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...

  • Why water is not the new oil

    On this Christmas, I wish for a future in which water is treated not as a commodity or a possession, but as a gift to future generations. “Water...

  • 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...

  • When Regulation is a Texan’s Best Friend

    Val Verde is a place that few Texans visit. As a result, most of us miss out on the raw beauty of our state: Val Verde is that rare jewel of...

  • When the well makes the springs run dry

    There’s been a burst of media coverage recently on the (not so recent) trend of wealthy Austinites drilling wells to get around Austin Water’s...

  • Oklahoma vs. Texas (Water, not Football)

    This week I was a guest contributor to National Geographic’s Water Currents blog, writing on the relevance of Texas voters’ recent decision...

  • 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...

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