Month: August 2018

Don’t Whine, Don’t Weep

The environmentalist and novelist Edward Abbey produced one of the greatest books about nature in American history when he wrote Desert Solitaire, about his time as a park ranger at Arches National Park. Although much of the book confirms Seneca’s line, Mundus ipse est ingens deorum omnium templum (The world itself is a huge temple …

Stop torturing yourself.

Wherever you are on the political spectrum, turning on the news is unlikely to make you feel anything but bad. Look at what the Democrats are doing. Are the Republicans serious? Even if you’re able to escape partisan reporting, the state of the world is hardly going to cheer you up. Earthquakes. Civil wars. Failed states. Somebody …