As summer turns to fall, I am excited to begin a new season of exploration on The Territory project. This work has literally taken me to places I have never been, both musically and geographically. As I prepare for the release of the CD of the piece, and the collection of video interviews with artists talking about their connections between art and place, I’m digging deeper into our shared terrain. Like the land itself, exploration of this topic yields tantalizing glimpses of how our place became what it is. Stories bubble up from wells of human experience and feeling, both past and present. Not all of them are sweet. But the truths they reflect represent who we have been, sometimes who we are. I don’t know Jennifer Delanty, who wrote this article. But I appreciate her honesty and applaud her honesty in sharing her role in the shaping of the Territory.