Terrain.org Issue 33 Now Live!

Terrain.org's Summer 2013 issue features a guest editorial -- Confessions of a Failed Energy Martyr -- by Raymond Welch; To Know a Place on light pollution by Paul Bogard; an interview with Joni Tevis; Fayetteville, Arkansas' Willow Bend as the Unsprawl case study; nonfiction by Rick Bass, Kurt Caswell, Beth Baker, and Claudia and George Kousoulas; poetry by Wendell Berry, Andrea Cohen, Nathaniel Perry, Melissa Kwasny, Kristi Moos, Jack Johnson, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Christopher Locke, Clara Changxin Fang, and Jody Gladding (image poems); fiction by Anya Groner and Shannon Sweetnam; ARTerrain gallery of time, erosion, and texture photographs by Luke Parsons; and more.

Confessions of a Failed Energy Martyr
by Raymond Welch

Guest Editorial by Raymond Welch Somewhere along the ramifying pathways of the possible, I became an energy consultant. I’m not sure how that happened. Part of me thinks it’s because life proceeds haphazardly. Another part of me thinks it’s because I’m passive, irresolute, cowardly, and amoral. Now I analyze utility tariffs, natural gas prices, carbon emissions, and all the other glyphs and runes by which the hidden world of energy communicates with we who scuttle on its filmy surface. There is no refuge from my secret here.