On Nature-Deficit Disorder : book review

“Here is this vast, savage, howling mother of ours, Nature, lying all around, with such beauty, and such affection for her children, as the leopard; and yet we are so early weaned from her breast to society, to that culture which is exclusively an interaction of man on man.”  Henry David Thoreau I’ve just finished […]

Stink bombs, unicycles, and my little brother

We just got back from spending a lovely Canada Day weekend with my family.  Mom and Dad still live where I grew up – on a small lake in Muskoka (Ontario’s cottage country), in the middle of the forest.  I love going back, not only because it’s home to me, but also because it’s satisfying […]