Chip Ward

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About me

Occupation Writer, former library administrator, activist
Location Torrey, Utah
Introduction The purpose of this blog is to make accessible the essays I have written that have been published online. Each essay is briefly described and a link to the full text follows. You may have to scroll a lot - I apologize but this blog is the most convenient way for me to create a central location for my work. The list of postings may provide a kind of index for the visitor. Current essays are on top, earlier essays at the end, some book reviews and "mini-riffs" in the middle. Recommended books can be found at the end of the "Charismatic Carnivores" post. I am a former grassroots activist and have led several successful campaigns to make polluters accountable. I have written two books (see books). I am also a career librarian. I retired as Asst. Director of the Salt Lake City Public Library system and helped create the new Main Library downtown.
Favorite Books Canaries on the Rim: Living Downwind in the West by Chip Ward (Verso 1999) Hope's Horizon: Three Visions for Healing the American Land by Chip Ward (Island/Shearwater 2004)