If you were listening to “All things Considered” a couple of weeks ago, you probably heard about the Hikers Who were Composing Love Notes To The Grand Canyon
NPR reports that “for three days at the end of 2017 and early 2018, a number of visitors to the Grand Canyon “encountered something unusual after a 6-mile hike down to a scenic overlook: a $5 typewriter from Goodwill and a note.
Dear Hiker, welcome to Plateau Point. You’ve hiked a long ways. Please take a seat in the chair and relax. Look around. Take it all in. What does this moment mean to you?
Kudos to Elyssa Shalla, a national park ranger who dreamed up this wonderful pop-up project.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.