Tag Archives: nature

This side of paradise

People ruin everything. We ruin relationships. We ruin food. We ruin the earth. I think one of the reasons I am so drawn to nature is that there I find less of mankind’s fingerprints and more of God’s. In the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint Article: Chronic Stress and our Health

Viewpoint Article: Chronic Stress and our Health Some stressors are abrupt, loud, and impossible to miss: a lost job, death of a loved one, a hurricane or other natural disaster. Most of the events in life that bring us stress … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson

Book Review: A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, by Bill Bryson Broadway Books, 1998. 274 pages, $15.99 I love hiking, camping, fishing. Anything outdoors, really. Most of my outdoor adventuring is restricted to summers when … Continue reading

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Button pushers

Button pushers Child 1: You hit my foot. Child 2: You were trying to kick me. Child 1: That’s because you pushed my seat. Child 2: I didn’t actually touch you. Child 1: Stop. I’m serious. Just stop. Child 2: … Continue reading

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A bear on the loose

A bear on the loose Years ago I was solo camping in Sequoia National Park. It was a warm evening, so I was sleeping on the ground, without a tent, when a large black bear bumbled into my campsite in … Continue reading

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What’s the point? Occupation versus vocation

Occupation versus vocation Americans born around the turn of the 20th century were often referred to as the Greatest Generation. They lived through some of the lowest lows and the highest highs in our nation’s history. The Great Depression was … Continue reading

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What’s the point? Finding your calling

Finding your calling Of all the works of God’s creation, I think ecosystems are the most beautiful. Ecosystems bring together the living and the non-living into complex relationships that are balanced precariously but exquisitely. I live in what ecologists here … Continue reading

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