Throughout my entire life I have had a contentious relationship with the great outdoors. When I was a child, my mother tried with every ounce of her being to keep us involved with nature despite Parental Directive One: keep your clothes clean (this is not hyperbole – there seemed to be no greater crime than […]


Ever seen a building that just doesn’t seem right? I have friends who traveled to China several years ago, and they can relate. You can have a 4,000 year old temple standing right next to a Starbucks in China. I saw similar things in Edinburgh when I visited Scotland in 1996. You’d have a Tudor style […]