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Why it works

Stony Brook’s camp restores my faith in kids, in teenage counselors, in adults who make learning happen and open spaces available to everyone. A cursory walk on the sanctuary grounds and along the trail with the campers reminds me of lazy summers I spent as a youth when time seemed suspended indefinitely and each day was a revelation. 701 more words



Feeling weird suddenly. My gal suddenly ask me about fear. Then I remember my teacher verse – make sure you don’t get heart attack. Hmmmm suddenly everything is about fear. 111 more words


Pocket Preserves

Instead of developing every empty plot of land or unused space in a city into office buildings or industrial parks, we should plant pocket preserves. Pocket preserves would be pocket forest, prairies, or wild spaces within a city. 137 more words


Italy Vacay, In Pictures - Part II

In my last post I gave an overview of our summer travel in Italy — the where, if you will — but what, exactly, did we do while there? 784 more words