Nature

  • Taking The Dog For A Walk Paid Member

    This is the best time of year for dog walking. Fall's crunchy leaves, the sunset hues, those golden hours. My dog Sugar and I walk a circuit of the cross-country trail, past some chestnut trees, a bumper crop having a mast year, and she stops at the stand of them and sniffs the spiny shells of the fallen ones and gets more interested in a pile of fresh deer poop and I'm daydreaming about how I'm going to write a book about small moments like this one and it's going to be so beautiful and then—doggone it—she's rolling in the poop and I'm pulled out of my headspace and yanking on the leash yelling, "NO POOP!"  More »
  • 50 Green Koans Paid Member

    It's hard to believe that our contributing editor Clark Strand has already been offering his weekly Green Koan for fifty weeks. If you have not been following this series, I recommend giving them a look. Whether for their playful insights into nature, interesting historical notes, or just the fact that they can stop your mind and open it up to a larger view, it is a truly beautiful and unique series. More »