From the July 2013 Aldo Leopold Foundation newsletter:
Aldo Leopold: A Standard of Change
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 6-7 pm, FREE! Come at 5pm for a potluck!
Tennessee-based storyteller and writer Jim Pfitzer has created a one-man play to tell the story of Aldo Leopold. Set in one evening in and around the famous Wisconsin Shack that inspired much of his writing, Aldo Leopold - A Standard of Change explores the influences and challenges that led Aldo Leopold to pen his widely popular book A Sand County Almanac.
As the lights come up, Leopold walks up the path. It has been 65 years since his death, and as many years since he has seen his now historic Shack. Awaiting him are surprises, memories, emotions, and stories to be shared. Leopold invites his audience to join him as he reacquaints himself with his beloved landscape, remembers influential friends and family, quotes from some of his most important writings, and ponders his legacy.
“If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not. If the biota in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts? To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.”
-Aldo Leopold from The Round River–A Parable
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