… Where I’ve learned that humor is Nature’s preferred survival technique.
“Chris Bolgiano: The most famous unknown writer in Virginia.”
Dirt Is My Religion
Going “Back to the Land” in the 1970’s led me to 112 acres of degraded yet enchanting Appalachian forest. Naturally, I focus my research, writing, hiking, and tree hugging on old growth, biodiversity, sustainable forestry, wildlife (especially cougars) and what it means to be an Appalachian Mountain woman. But nowadays, going “Back to the Land” has taken on a deeper, more personal meaning, and I find myself contemplating dirt in a new way.
Sunshine Is My Politics
My passive-aggressive solar photovoltaic house powers my desperate attempts to find anything funny in the earth’s dire situation. We can no longer see even the tip of the iceberg of our environmental crisis, because the iceberg has melted.
Chris’ Writings That Have More Than Friends Reading Them:
- In the Fatherland of Forestry: Time Travels in the German Wild
Can good forestry save us from ourselves?
- Hidden in the Hollows: My Frack-Finding Weekend in West Virginia
Seeing and smelling the hydraulic fracturing for Marcellus shale gas in West Virginia
- Snug and Smug With Solar Power: Keeping On The Sunny Side of Storms
How small-scale solar electricity can carry us all through the coming storms.
- Becoming Appalachian
Identity Crisis at My Age?
- Gone With The Windmills
An open letter to President Obama entitled “Gone With The Windmills? A Plea to President Obama to Save the National Forests of Appalachia”