When I was a kid, I wanted to become an archaeologist. I would dig up pieces of metal, jetsam from my great-grandfather's blacksmith shop, from the road that ran just beside our house. By the time I was born he had long passed, but I was still interested in finding things that looked old (I liked rust), and that in some way pointed toward a past even if I was only seven. My fascination with history and culture lead me from Truchas, where I grew up in northern New Mexico, through college and graduate school. I think about the past all the time still and use it to guide how I think about the present and future in my current work as an arts and culture writer and consultant. Now I mostly write about land use and contemporary art. But if it's a story, object, or artwork that bears the imprint of culture, I'm game to write about it. For more information about my work or simply to introduce yourself, shoot me an email. I'm happy to oblige! Please also see my other writings on contemporary land-based art at tierrafirmeprojects.com, funded by an Andy Warhol Foundation Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant.