Music, Mosquitoes and Memories

It’s been a year since I last heard that fall sound, the sound of my youth, floating on the cooling air in our neighborhood of an afternoon, before the leaves have started changing but after the sky has started taking on its crisp, colder blue. more »

Aug 20, 2011 12:00 AM Ridgelines

Moving Through Seasons

We've covered a lot of ground in the last few days, my husband and I. Three mornings ago we left Roanoke, Va., where the fall is just beginning to announce itself in spills of leaves on the roads in our neighborhood, the sharp shadows on the mountain more »

Oct 16, 2010 12:00 AM Ridgelines

My Other Mountains

I’ve been away from this page a little while, and am returning to it with an odd image, I realize – not a picture of mountain ridges, but of other shades of blue, from across two states, at the edge of another deep and ancient landscape. more »

Sep 13, 2010 12:00 AM Ridgelines

Ken Burns: The Interview

"National Parks: America's Best Idea" premiered on PBS last week. Prior to its airing, I talked with its creator, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, about his new documentary and about his 1990 film, "The Civil War." more »

Oct 6, 2009 12:00 AM Ridgelines

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