On Noisy Brains and Trees

I’ve started a daily practice of taking a walk first thing every morning (or at least MOST mornings), sans phone, sans ipod, sans anything but the city noise in the background and my brain noise in the foreground. The latter noise is the main motivating factor...

God’s delight

The November issue of The Atlantic contains a wonderful piece written by John Muir, excerpted from a longer article published in 1897: “The forests of America, however slighted by man, must have been a great delight to God; for they were the best he ever planted. The...