Not Out of the Woods Yet

Not Out of the Woods Yet

Is it any surprise that walking in the woods is good for you? There is a Japanese term – “shinrin yoku,” I think – that, when translated into English, becomes “forest bathing.”  It refers to the healing practice – and now a health trend reaching far beyond Japan – of...
Icarus & the Family Vacation

Icarus & the Family Vacation

The author, right, with his brother Pete I just got off an airplane from a trip back east to visit family.  I’ve made this trip nearly every summer of my life, which pretty much defines it as a tradition. It’s a wonderful recurrence of love, connection...