African Nature

As wonderfully diverse as it is, Nature is Nature, wherever we are.  the Americas, Africa, Asia, Arctic, Antarctic. . .(and all other places on the globe without an “A”) My…

Nature is Enough

A selection from my essay collection Nature is Enough. Dirty Glaciers (Better than Heaven) “Doubling cape after cape, passing uncounted islands, new combinations break on the view in endless variety,…

Self-reliance

Self-reliance and the sacred/secular life In his still-reliable and still-relevant essay from 1839, “Self-Reliance,” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) preaches the gospel of genius in each individual. “To believe your own…