Most of my creative energy these days is spent writing a novel and maintaining the Arctic Circle web site. Both are described below.
I'm also adding a few excerpts from earlier books and articles, some of which draw on my experience as a writer and anthropologist in the Far North and in China.
If any of these stimulate thoughts of your own that you would like to share, do let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.
This novel-in-progress explores repercussions stemming from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons tests carried out by US government agencies
in Alaska during the 1960s and beyond. It was years before these agencies admitted that damage caused by the tests included human beings;
an acknowledgment only made public because people with access to confidential information were willing to speak out.
However, speaking the truth can carry a severe penalty - as becomes abundantly clear in the novel itself.
In the early days of the World Wide Web, I placed on the Internet a site that highlights the past, present,
and future of the Arctic and Subarctic region. Since then, Arctic Circle has received numerous awards and well over two million viewers.
Three themes are emphasized: natural resources, history and culture; social equity and environmental justice. On the site, you will find a broad
range of text materials, art, photographic exhibits, and occasional sound and short video recordings -- all demonstrating the interconnectedness
of these three themes; including how they have been shaped by diverse histories, political economies, and cultural perspectives.