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Beyond the Llano (Jan. 9)

New Year. New Resolutions. The Hotchpot Café has created a 2018 Reading Naturally Challenge. The Telegraph, Nature’s Path, and Small Footprint Family all offer suggestions for healthy, green resolutions. Counterpoint Press will publish Sowell author Robert Michael Pyle’s first novel … Continue reading

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Beyond the Llano (Dec. 19)

The New York Times has put together a list of the top climate stories from the last year. Check out 2017: The Year in Climate. Patagonia has filed suit against the Trump Administration for its executive order shrinking Bears Ears … Continue reading

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Beyond the Llano (Dec. 5)

IT’S BACK! Beyond the Llano, our bi-weekly roundup of goings-on in the world – literary, environmental, and otherwise – returns this week with links to help you (read: us) build a winter break reading list. Sowell authors with books out … Continue reading

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Beyond the Llano: Catching Up with Bonnie Hanson Cordell

Bonnie Hanson Cordell assisted Diane for two years with cataloging in the Sowell Collection as a student in the English and German programs at Texas Tech University, working on the collections of Gretel Ehrlich, David James Duncan, and Susan Brind … Continue reading

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

As the holiday season approached, I remembered that there were some Christmas cards in Annick Smith’s collection (1940-2000), sent to her by the children of Elinore Pruitt Stewart.   Smith has a long association with films and filmmaking. I remember seeing … Continue reading

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Founding Authors Series: William Kittredge

William Kittredge came to writing in his mid-30s having already lived one sort of life and career on a ranch in southeastern Oregon. This experience gives him a somewhat different take on the West and our relationship to the natural … Continue reading

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Class Portrait – Current Readings in Natural History

For the past five years, I have worked with Prof. Kurt Caswell and the students in his Spring Semester class. I teach them how to conduct research in a special collections library, select boxes of manuscript material from the Sowell … Continue reading

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