Michael P. Branch is foundation professor and professor of literature and environment at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the author of ten books and more than 300 essays and reviews. Learn more about his work here.
Michael P. Branch
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LAY OF THE LAND
Thousand-Mile Walk Home
A man’s experiment with observation and discipline adds up to something special. Continue reading
A Thanksgiving lesson in forgiveness. Continue reading
The Adventures of Peavine and Charlie
LATE ONE SUMMER AFTERNOON while out for a walk, my six-year-old daughter Hannah and I decide to follow some pronghorn tracks, just for practice. Tracks, as Hannah knows, are story. To Continue reading
Ladder to the Pleiades
MY DAUGHTER, Hannah Virginia, who recently turned three years old, is teaching me about the stars. Far from being a liability to her, my own profound astronomical ignorance has turned out Continue reading