For information on what courses I will be teaching, my current research projects, my books and essays, and commentaries on assorted topics, please follow the menu posted on the right.

In brief, this spring 2015 semester I’ll be co-teaching HPS 591/HSD 598 Masters of Nonfiction.  Next fall I’ll teach Literary nonfiction (HPS 591).

The graduate  Certificate in Nonfiction Writing and Publication is active.  For information please click here.

Regarding, research now that Fire: Nature and Culture  and Fire on Earth: An Introduction, are finally in print, I’ll turn my attention to wrangling my sprawling modern fire history of the U.S. since 1960 into publication.  

My major  effort continues to be a survey of American fire history since 1960.   The idea was to write two books, one a grand narrative (the play by play, as it were), and other other, a collection of essays (the color commentary).  The narrative, Between Two Fires: A Fire History of Contemporary America will be published in October, 2015.  The commentary, To the Last Smoke, will be published as a suite of regional surveys soon afterwards.  For details see the project website.

Recent commentaries of interest include an op/ed in the Arizona Republic on the Yarnell Hill tragedy, a survey of the American fire scene for the Washington Post, a general piece on why we are not at war with fire for Project Syndicate after the Black Forest fire in Colorado, and a tribute to Voyager the indomitable, now questing in interstellar space.

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