The best way to model how place functions as a tool is to think of it along the lines of a loom. As something like a loom, place helps us weave together a wide range of components of reality. The weave itself is the landscape and the projects that the place helps support. What does it draw together? In other publications, I have argued that the major components (or spools of thread) come from three domains: the empirical, the moral, and the aesthetic.2 All of these are part of reality, and place helps us weave these empirical, moral, and aesthetic domains together. All three will be addressed, but I will focus on the moral and empirical because the moral is the center of our concern, and it is most often discussed in relation to the empirical.