Sunday, April 17, 2011

#505 Happy Earth Week

John Muir in the New World is a new 90-minute documentary film that premieres on Monday, the 18th,on PBS' American Masters series.

We were lucky enough to have a sneak preview of this film on board the MV Explorer with Peter Evans, a lifelong learner and one of the film's executive producers.  He provided some background on how the project came together and led a discussion after the showing.

This new documentary focuses on Muir's contributions to the US environmental movement, but late in life Muir fulfilled his dream of traveling to the Amazon and to Africa.   As we sailed up the River Amazon, I enjoyed John Muir's Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa.
Yours in bookending our trip with Muir,

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