Dana Wilde

of Troy, Maine, is an editor and columnist for the local daily newspaper.  He has been a Fulbright lecturer of American Literature in China and South Africa; taught literature and writing in Bulgaria, Maine, and New York; managed a publisher of legal books and directories; played in small-time rock and roll bands; and coached college basketball.  His writings on nature, outer space, and literature, some of which have won press and academic awards, have appeared widely over decades and many are now collected at The Mind Errant.  Recent essays can be seen in the Amateur Naturalist pages of the Bangor Daily News.