Monthly Archives: September 2014

Hashtag Heartwork: Notes on the Relationship between Place and Identity

A Note to Readers This is a reflection on place and identity in Appalachia, on the relationship between the places where residents of that region labor and how they imagine themselves and are viewed by others. This is a reflection … Continue reading

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Making the Case for State Sponsored Tourism

The tourism industry serves as one of the top employers and tax revenue generators for the Commonwealth of Virginia and many other states. Tourism’s importance has been recognized for many decades and nearly every state has made an effort to … Continue reading

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Ecological re-enlivenment and the role of the arts in community development

This summer I participated in an independent study with a group of graduate students exploring different methods of “ecological re-enlivenment.” Dr. John Browder, a professor in Urban Affairs and Planning here at Virginia Tech, uses this term to describe the … Continue reading

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To Think is to Give

Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” I was recently reminded of this observation when I read Dr. Max Stephenson’s Soundings commentary, “Of Sea Turtles, Piping Plovers and … Continue reading

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