Essays


A Voice In Nature’s Choir

What can we learn from nature? From the gentle rustling of leaves; from the harmonious symphony of bird song; from the ever changing shades of forest green? Nature offers simplicity – a rest from incessant stimulation and mental exhaustion. It asks for our presence – for our mind’s attention to be aligned with our body’s […]

Iceland at Last

For years, I dreamed of going to Iceland with my Irish wife sometime after my retirement from a half-century of college teaching. I dreamed of seeing the most volcanic island on our planet with all of its glaciers in-between, including Vatna Jokull, Europe’s largest slow-moving ice field. Our day to fly up to Reykjavik finally […]