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 [...]


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


The parable reads like a riddle: two raccoons walked into a yard, looking for a drink . . . (For an immediate [...]


A tough time for parents. So said Buddhist instructor Sylvia Boorstein in a dharma class over Memorial Day weekend. Not that it has ever been easy. [...]


. . . but only God can make a tree. So said American poet Joyce Kilmer in 1914, four years before his death in the battle of Ourcq southwest of Paris. [...]