What about our own work? It may never be read; is it necessary? If not, maybe we can save ourselves the trouble. We can give up writing or painting or philosophizing for extra sleep in the morning. Or for more time outdoors. Or for more time listening to baseball. [...]


“Less is more,” German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe said, sometime around the turn of the [...]


Am I the only one here who can’t rest when the moon is waxing? Who sits up sipping chai at two a.m. on [...]


Autumn is a special time of year, when a smattering of wood-warblers from east of the Rockies wander to the Pacific coast. And so I and my friend and birding partner David go looking for some of these accidentals. [...]


The rare-bird reports reach my phone from Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s citizen-science app, ebird, [...]