To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

I’ve been a quiet Trekkie since I was 10 years old. I relished everything about the show. The characters were unforgettable: Captain Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Sulu, Chekov, Uhura and the rest. But, most of all, the themes have inspired me, opening my imagination to a greater horizon of possibility. When Star Trek first appeared in 1966,…

Wilderness Wandering

BY BILL PLOTKIN Wandering in nature is perhaps the most essential soulcraft practice for contemporary Westerners who have wandered so far from nature. Earth speaks to us with a manner and might unlike anything in town. What nature has to say is the necessary complement to what we hear all day long from news, ads, and social chatter.…