Richard is available to give his illustrated talk on Thoreau's love of trees to your group. To learn about hosting it, please visit the Illustrated Talk page.
Links to some of Richard's recent work:
Articles and reviews
Gospel Songs for the Road - Christian Century, April 2018
Marilynne Robinson book review - Boston Globe, March 2018
Every Little Pine Needle - Harvard Divinity Bulletin, winter 2018
How Luther Created the Book - Washington Post, October 2017
Thoreau's Years at Harvard - Harvard Gazette, June 2017
Thoreau's Legacy at 200 - UU World Magazine, June 2017
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History- Cape Cod Art Briefs
Video, talk, “Thoreau's God,” Harvard Sept 2017
Video, talk, “Thoreau’s God, Holy Cross Oct. 2017
Excerpt of Chapter 8 on Lithub.com
Essay on Concord’s trees, Town of Concord website Jan 2018
Learning to See from Thoreau - UC Press blog
New York Erases Concord’s Preeminent Pencil Past
Our Enduring Connection to Forests - Reforest the Tropics
RICHARD HIGGINS is a writer, editor, photographer and lecturer in Concord, Massachusetts. He was a staff reporter and editor for The Boston Globe for 20 years, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Christian Century, Esquire, and Smithsonian and many other publications. He is the co-author of Portfolio Life from Wiley and co-editor of Taking Faith Seriously, about religion in public life, for Harvard University Press. As an editorial consultant, he has helped clients develop and write and publish books.
Richard is a graduate of Holy Cross College, Columbia Journalism School and Harvard Divinity School. He and his wife, Rev. Jenny Rankin, live in Concord, where they raised their three children. In the early 2000s, reading Thoreau’s natural history essays and journal reawakened and affirmed his own childhood love of trees. He learned to walk where Thoreau walked, to love the same woods, and to see trees anew. He began to write about and photograph them. The result is this book.