Do you seek connections among the diverse phenomena you encounter daily? Welcome to a space on the Web that explores the confluence between natural and cultural environments, that looks at the world in four dimensions, in time as well as space.
Please take a moment to look at David's books, read one of his essays or savor a few poems. Find out where he's speaking next, or enjoy a slideshow of the last undiscovered place.
I ask not for the great, the remote, the romantic; . . . I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Available in October
Terranexus: Connection and Meaning in Ordinary Places
Connect with ordinary places close to home. Discover inspiration and beauty nearby through the art of deep travel. Intrigue and wonder beckon just beyond your doorstep!
What People are Saying about this Book
“Reading David’s beautifully written essay will make you realize that the wonders of nature lie right beyond your doorstep. So grab your kids, turn off your cells phones, and enjoy them.”
–Gina McCarthy, former U. S. EPA Administrator
“The questions to which Leff returns in this elegant sequence of essays are how and why we may come to love a place, and how such love may promote personal, ecological, and social health. These issues are made concrete for his readers by descriptions of walks into certain landscapes that have grounded his own thinking. Like him, we are drawn deeper into the meaning of conservation by the intoxication of ‘spicy spruce air’ on the Appalachian Trail, the profusion of birdlife above an old landfill.”
–John Elder, author of Reading the Mountains of Home
“Leff has given us a permission slip and a directive: go forth and see. Travel local, travel deep. See the beauty in ‘hard-used places.’ Canoe polluted and pillaged rivers. Everything ordinary is beautiful. Go forth and make your own terranexus, your own ‘profound connection’ to your home ground. Celebrate your place in earth—there is no other like it.”
–Howard Mansfield, author of Dwelling in Possibility
and from Homebound Publications at https://homeboundpublications.com/terranexus-by-david-k-leff/