A subject I haven’t broached yet on this blog is the idea that hiking is great way to stay fit because it’s enjoyable and grounding in way that standing on the elliptical for an hour at the gym is not. Notice what I didn’t say: I didn’t say that hiking was a great way to [...]
For some of us, the need for studies and research to prove what we already know in our hearts to be true—that spending time in nature is good for us—may seem a bit silly and unnecessary. But for author Richard Louv, it’s a way to substantiate his claim that kids aren’t the only ones suffering [...]
Join me, Margaret Emerson, and author Carolyn Baker at the Boulder Bookstore on May 4th for a discussion and book signing! WHERE: Boulder Bookstore 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder Colorado WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 7:30 p.m. COST: FREE! SPONSORED BY: Boulder Bookstore and Transition Colorado I will be reading from my book, Contemplative Hiking [...]
This book is an extremely fast-paced, plot-driven sequel to Kunstler’s “World Made by Hand” that offers more insight into what the author thinks (or hopes) will happen after the collapse of industrial civilization in America.
If this book is flying off the book shelves and Franzen is being hailed as “The Great American Novelist” on the cover of Time Magazine, it must be making a lot of people feel good, or at least, validated. And that could mean that a lot of people at least agree with what Franzen is trying to say through the characters in this book, particularly through the protagonist Walter Berglund.
I just finished Stephen King’s 1,000-plus fat brick of a novel entitled “Under the Dome.” I haven’t read a Stephen King book since putting down “Insomnia” half-way through sometime back in the 90s. As a kid and college student, I devoured his novels, but grew out of them and grew bored with the way King [...]