Tag Archives: nature

Fractals: Happiness Within the Infinite

Coastline fractal image

For many people life represents a pilgrimage: a rat race to financial success, a scramble to stake a claim on our own little place in the sun, a yearning to engrave a happy ending on our tombstones. The great “pursuit of happiness.” This yearning to “make something of ourselves” requires us to form an order out of the chaos that surrounds us—chaos that seems ... Read More »

Falling in Love with Nature

beautiful trees

I wonder about the direction of humanity in a world where selfie was declared the 2013 Oxford Dictionary word of the year. If that wasn’t enough to get my attention and inspire a response, the 2014-15  word of the year was vape! Now, we have “vapers” taking “selfies” and sharing them on social media sites. Will everything in our future ... Read More »

Nature’s Mirror

Sunset over mountain and stream

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.                                     ... Read More »


one happy face in a bunch of sad faces happiness and environment

I’ve always had fond memories of towns with Mom and Pop storefronts along Main Street, or quaint historical districts. I’ve never really thought about why this is true, until reading the Atlantic article “Why We’re Sometimes Kind Without Reason.” Despite never having lived in this kind of place, I feel a similar fondness to what Charles Montgomery describes in this ... Read More »

Rhubarb Batteries

rhubarb in basket in garden

Make Way for Quinones – Your Rhubarb Plants May Hold the Secret to the Future of Organic Batteries An emerging field of inquiry called biomimicry is the imitation of systems, processes and models of nature to solve complex human problems. When faced with a difficult challenge, biomimicry is like asking nature for the answer. Now a group of professors and student researchers ... Read More »