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Terry Tempest Williams. Photo courtesy Cheryl Himmelstein
Terry Tempest Williams. Photo courtesy Cheryl Himmelstein

Terry Tempest Williams: Breaking into the wild

The writer and activist Terry Tempest Williams lives in Wyoming, but she first started visiting the Adirondacks in the early 1990s. She spoke last week at Paul Smiths College, at a program sponsored by the Adirondack Center for Writing. The gathering drew more than 120 people, including college students, writers and environmental activists. In books like The Open Space of Democracy and Leap, Williams argues for a new relationship between humans and the experience of wilderness.  Go to full article
Richard Stratton's Federal incarceration ID (Source: R. Stratton)
Richard Stratton's Federal incarceration ID (Source: R. Stratton)

The view from inside a North Country prison

Here in the North Country, we're surrounded by neighbors most of us never see. Thousands of prison inmates live invisibly in Malone, the Tri-Lakes, Dannemora, Ogdensburg and a half-dozen other towns. In the late 1980s, the novelist and filmmaker Richard Stratton spent more than a year at the Federal prison in Ray Brook, following his conviction for smuggling large quantities of marijuana. Stratton wrote about the experience for the latest issue of Adirondack Life magazine and he spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

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