Award-Winning Writer

Jim Morrison writes about the environment, travel, the arts, and business. His stories have appeared in numerous publications including Smithsonian, The New York Times, and National Wildlife.

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Greenwall article
Smithsonian Magazine

The “Great Green Wall” Didn't Stop Desertification, but it Evolved Into ...

The “Great Green Wall” Didn't Stop Desertification,...

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Rafting Through Time — Medium

A six-day journey on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in words and pictures.

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Smithsonian Magazine

Can You Put A Price Tag On Nature? Actually, Yes | Science ...

Can You Put A Price Tag On Nature? Actually, Yes | ...

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Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet

Command Performance: Glass on the World Stage

Charlotte Potter, the glass studio's manager and programming director, created these Third Thursdays. They marry the magic of glass making, the hypnotic appeal of the campfire and a touch of Warholian whimsy set to music.

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Smithsonian Magazine

Could Vitamin C Be the Cure for Deadly Infections? | Science | Smithsonian

The next morning, Marik came in to discover Hobbs alive and already off the medication supporting her blood pressure. Three days later, she went home. "You say, wow, what just happened?" Marik recalls. If the vitamin C protocol really did cure her, the consequences would be profound. Still, he thought, it might have been a fluke.

Smncpotters article

Fired With Finesse

How North Carolina potters revived a tradition. Published in Smithsonian magazine.

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Private Clubs

The Wild Kingdom

Zambia provides a unique opportunity for walking safaris and uncrowded viewing.

Deforest article
Smithsonian Magazine

Did Deforestation Contribute to Zika's Spread? | Science | Smithsonian

Did Deforestation Contribute to Zika's Spre...

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Smithsonian Magazine

Living Bacteria Are Riding Earth's Air Currents

The high-flying microbes can travel across the globe, spreading disease or even changing climates...

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Rounding Home

How David Wright, B.J. Upton and Justin Upton were groomed for the major leagues.

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Smithsonian Magazine

The True Story of the Monuments Men

Without the work of these curators and professors, tens of thousands of priceless works of art would have been lost to the world forever...

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Getting High - Serious Tree Climbing

Climbing and sleeping in the top of a 243-foot California redwood.

Polarbear cub article
National Wildlife

The Incredible Shrinking Polar Bears

In Canada's Hudson Bay, a long-term study confirms they are losing weight and bearing fewer cubs as global warming melts away their icy habitat. Is this a preview of what other populations of polar bears will soon be facing?...

Nyt3rdplace96 article
The New York Times

All Alone Together

The hangout gap has been discovered by corporate America. It's not just bookstores, but coffee bars; brew pubs and even health clubs that are trying to become schmooze central. The chains are marketing not only their products, but their places.