Looking for Walden

“My greatest skill in life has been to want but little.” — Henry David Thoreau Thanks to the digital tools of modern technology, I now have a mind-boggling array of options — the whole world — at my fingertips. Without leaving the desk chair in my home office, I can converse online with colleagues I’ve […]

Botanica

I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.”  ~Henry David Thoreau When I was a student at Michigan State University in the 1970s, three natural science courses were required of all liberal arts students. An artsy kid, I’d nearly flunked math and […]