David Mayfield

David Mayfield has written about business, technology, and the military as a staff writer for the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va. He's currently on leave from the newspaper as a Ted Scripps fellow in environmental journalism at the University of Colorado.

Colorado man cleans up war-game carnage

The war is over and Dan Sharps is doing a body count. In a thicket of pinyon and juniper trees, something big and violent has cleared a path. Dan Sharps as a tack. Photo: David Mayfield. “Lost arm,” Sharps says, …


Can laws be written that inspire reverence for the land?

As usual, Charles Wilkinson is pacing. Hands stuffed in the front pockets of his Levi’s, head down, he paces the lecture hall, up one stairway and down the other, his students’ heads swiveling to follow him. Charles Wilkinson, law man. …