Thread subject: David Gessner
||05/09/07 01:16 pm
||Just a heads up that there is going to be an Op-Ed piece by David in the New York Times this coming Sunday about DDT and the comback of Ospreys. He said that after it has been published we can copy and print it here for all of you that wouldn't be able to get your hands on it. It might also be available on line but I'm not sure if you have to have a NY Times subscription to get the Op-Ed articles.
He is also appearing in New York on May 21. Here's what he said:
"At 7 PM on May 21st I will be reading (talking really) at the Half-King in New York on 505 West 23rd. At 1pm earlier that day I will be on Leonard Lopate's radio show on WNYC. Please help me spread the word as I'm partial to large crowds. I can't promise anything, but I will try to be both funny and un-boring."
And there is a Nature Conservancy event in August (in Cold Spring Harbor) but right now I can't find the info with the date. I'm sure he'll send out another notice or it may be listed on his Osprey World web site.
||05/09/07 01:18 pm
||David Gessner promises to be present on his forum once a day from now on. Perhaps if people were to make a few posts it would get things moving.
||05/09/07 01:29 pm
||I'm embarrassed to say I forgot he had a forum. I'll try to put in some posting time.
||05/09/07 01:43 pm
||I'm guilty of forgetting it too Lisa, I registered at the beginning but am struggling to find time to keep up with all the sites at the moment. I really must prioritise and make the effort.
||05/09/07 03:02 pm
||For anyone near Hawk Mountain in Pennsylvania, David Gessner will be making an appearance at the Visitor Center Gallery on Saturday, May 12th with a "Migratory Bird Day Lecture and Slideshow: Soaring with Fidel" from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. He will be available to answer questions, chat with visitors, and sign copies of his book before and after the lecture, from 11 am to 3 pm.
This is an event I'd like to attend, but I already had scheduled a weekend birding excursion and dinner with friends at Cape May, New Jersey.
||05/09/07 03:33 pm
||Ah nice to see you Ivy. The razor shap puzzle solver!
||05/09/07 04:09 pm
||I would love to meet David Gessner. I enjoyed 'Soaring with Fidel' and I was very grateful to be introduced to the profound and moving works of Henry David Thoreau. I already knew some of Walt Whitmans poetry but I hadent looked into Thoreau before.
||05/09/07 05:03 pm
||Anne, if you haven't looked into Thoreau before you're in for a treat! So many of his observations and sayings are part of everyday culture. I started with The Heart Of Thoreau's Journals by Odell Shepard.
Henry David was one of the original conservationists of his day. Don Henley, of the Eagles has been buying up as much land as he can around Walden Pond, to save it as an undeveloped wild reserve. Just another reason for me to be a big Eagles fan. LOL
||05/09/07 05:25 pm
||Thanks Lynn, I'll look out for that.
||05/09/07 06:02 pm
||I will have to live it all vicariously through your reports!
||05/09/07 06:07 pm
||I used to live and work around that section of Massachusetts. Actually took my lunch hours and swam in Waldon Pond during the years 1985-1986. It was the most serene area, and the energy was amazingly strong! The remnants of Thoreau's small cabin were still there (at the time). Honestly thouse were some of the greatest swims I ever had, surrounded by wildlife, beautiful trees and very few other humans. The other spot in Concord is Sleepy Hollow Cemetary. My first October there, I went alone on Halloween, at sunset! The gravesites of the authors and the wind whipping in the trees sent me running back to my car by nightfall...these are true stories and I am happy to share them, from time to time....
||05/10/07 03:58 pm
||I decided to search NYT for "David Gessner" today, although I have to wait until Sunday to read the Op-Ed. I found an interesting book review by him HERE You may have to log on, but it free access - not the Premium log on.