Linda Tatelbaum came to Colby in 1982. She teaches first-year writing, critical theory, and environmental literature/philosophy. She is also actively involved in community teaching through various projects of the Maine Humanities Council. Linda and her husband came to live in Burkettville (Appleton) in 1977, where they built a solar-powered house on a back road. Their garden produces the family food supply. Linda�s first book, Carrying Water as a Way of Life: A Homesteader�s History (About Time Press, 1997), describes how and why she lives this way. Her second book, Writer on the Rocks�Moving the Impossible (About Time, 2000), explores how physical labor can help us move metaphysical obstacles like writer�s block. Her third book is a novel, Yes & No: recipe for a young woman's coming of age (About Time Press, 2004).
Visit her home page at http://www.colby.edu/~ltatelb/