Erika Schelby is the author of Liberating the Future from the Past? Liberating the Past from the Future? (2013) and Looking for Humboldt and Searching for German Footprints in New Mexico and Beyond (2017). Schelby lives in New Mexico.
Erika Schelby is the author of Looking for Humboldt and Searching for German Footprints in New Mexico and Beyond (Lava Gate Press, 2017) and Liberating the Future from the Past? Liberating the Past from the Future? (Lava Gate Press, 2013), which was shortlisted for the International Essay Prize Contest by the Berlin-based cultural magazine Lettre International. Schelby lives in New Mexico.
Looking For Humboldt (Book Trailer)
Humboldt visited the United States for only six weeks, but in that time he changed America and American art permanently. His impact was profound and his name is everywhere: on mountains, rivers, towns, counties, parks, schools, plants, animals, and products. It’s in the sea, and on a crater of the moon. He remains acutely relevant as an environmental scientist and a naturalist.
Today, all humans who work for a living are in business in one way or another. They are the participants, cheerleaders, anti-heroes, first responders, or economically injured people in a national and global game. The media tend to divide the public into consumers and investors. This is no longer clever or useful. Humans are far more than that. Most of them do the essential work that keep things going during turbulent times. They show up despite extreme weather events and deal with dysfunctional incidents, daily challenges, and multiplying uncertainties. Yet once in a while it is necessary—even for the most enduring creatures —to stand back and take a deep breath.That’s where the Business Fables come in. They tell little stories that can make one’s day. They are satirical, sarcastic, wise and funny.