Kevin Dann

Expect Great Things

  I met Henry Thoreau the way we all do – through reading Walden – and I still find it as...

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25 Walks in New Jersey

“What exit?!” When I was in college in the late 70s, that was the most common refrain heard when you...

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Traces on the Appalachians

Studying natural history in California under the direction of Ken Norris and Ray Collett, at the University of California, Santa...

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Lewis Creek Lost & Found

Wherever I have lived or travelled during my life, I always turn to earlier writers to tell me about the...

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Bright Colors Falsely Seen

In 1989, I entered the Ph. D. program in history at Rutgers University, working with Calvin Martin, a rogue ethnohistorian...

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Across the Great Border Fault

As an adoptive Vermonter, I embraced the popular myth of the state’s egalitarian, frontier democratic heritage, and even helped promote...

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A Short Story of American Destiny, 1909 – 2009

In 2009, Vermont and New York celebrated two anniversaries of historical discovery and exploration – Samuel de Champlain’s and Henry Hudson’s 1609...

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A Book of Wonders

After three years of striving to teach Global History from a “metahistorical” perspective, I decided that it was time to...

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The Astrological Revolution

In May of 2000, in a personal turn of destiny that took considerable craft, cunning, and whimsy from my angel,...

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Christ & the Maya Calendar

The eschatological expectations centering around 2012 are now (I write this in early January, 2013) already a dim memory, and...

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