The vascular surgeon who removed my gangrenous gall bladder last month received his early medical training in Lahore, Pakistan. He’s been a member of the medical community in my rural valley for […]
#22: The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson; photographs by Nick Kelsh (1996) It isn’t often that I get to read someone else’s love letters. But read Rachel Carson’s work and you’ll […]
#8: The Edge of the Sea by Rachel Carson (1953) #9: The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson (1961) The thermometer says it’s 23 degrees, but the wind blowing east off the […]
#6: The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau (1864) Katahdin, some twenty miles to my west, looks like a sketch done in chalk, set against the winter-gray sky. Its ever-present clouds hover […]
#5: A Year in the Maine Woods by Bernd Heinrich (1994) When Bernd Heinrich retreated to a cabin in the mountainous forest of western Maine—a place “where the subtle matters, and the […]
Sand Beach at Acadia National Park, Maine, with the sun just down and a storm front moving its way in from the east. Desolate and beautiful, harsh and good for the soul.
I had already been reminded that morning what a billion billion looked like. I had started my day well before dawn and so had taken the opportunity to gaze skyward. With no […]
The first trace of dawn appears as a soft blue glow just before 3:25, catching me quite by surprise. The “official” time for sunrise isn’t supposed to come until 4:45, and although […]
“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” Who said it?
Colorado is a beautiful place and it always ranks right at the top of those most desirable places to live rankings (heck, a new poll says the People’s Republic of Boulder is […]