Greg Harris~Columnist, Author, Storyteller~
A Sense of Place
A monthly column on environmental issues and possibilities in the urban wilds.
A Sense of Place
The promise of Jerry’s Pond, by Greg Harris
Allow me to introduce you to a place no one in Cambridge has ever known: Jerry’s Pond.
“But that’s ridiculous!” you might say, if you’ve ever exited the Alewife T stop via Russell Field and paused to admire the resident ducks and occasional heron … ” Read more
RECENTLY FEATURED WORK
God. Guns. And gas stoves?
What I learned about urban development and environmental preservation from kayaking Alewife Book
There’s an invisible air quality threat lurking inside our homes.
What i do
Writing & Storytelling
I enjoy working with organizations on writing materials for marketing purposes, strategic communications, and even interviews and profiles.
I’m available as a speaker to share my experience with the topics I write about, including Jewish history, community-based conservation, everyday life, and more exotic things like international folklore, even the history of shadow puppetry and more …
Teaching & Editing
I offer workshops that include creative and persuasive writing for business and academic settings, as well as lessons for ages K-12.
I also provide editing for organizations large and small.
City of Wisdom,
A story about how democratic ideals can prevail even in the face of extremism, a story about Jewish identity in an unexpected corner of the world—and the story of a young man coming of age in a time of fascism.
Sense of Place,
Sense of Place is a series I write for Cambridge Day that explores city sanctuaries that can easily be overlooked, but are so important to a healthy community. In this first series, I hope you’ll join me in my canoe as we float the Alewife Brook Reservation in Cambridge. As we explore the beautiful, and sometimes dirty waterways, we’ll look back at this area’s unique history, and discuss the modern-day pressures city sanctuaries face between development and preservation. No paddle needed …
Based in the Boston area, Pangyrus is a community of writers, editors, and creative professionals dedicated to art, ideas, and making culture thrive.
Here’s were you can get a glimpse of my latest projects. From my podcast series, to my latest novel — or join me as I get to meet exciting and inspiring artists I meet through my work at Harvard, managing the Pangyrus literary publication, and mostly likely, as I share simple everyday stories of life that connect. Please sign up to subscribe!