There are certain random activities that seem to stimulate creative thinking. Several people have told me that they come up with their best ideas in the shower, or when driving. Walking, particularly in the woods, is one of those activities for me. There is nothing more inspiring -- and nothing that inspires more contemplation -- than being in nature. I've … Continue reading Wandering and Wondering
No one likes to talk about death. But the fact is, death and life are inextricably linked. They both have meaning, and can only be understood fully in relation to one another.
I think I just saw my first Monarch butterfly of the season on the Deerfield Ice Age Trail Segment in Waushara County, Wis. Am I right, or is it the "mimic" -- the Viceroy? Calling all butterfly experts!
If you think leaders acting badly and making poor decisions is limited to communist Russia in the 1980s, think again. Here are some non-nuclear lessons leaders can learn from Chernobyl.
Be careful what "words of comfort" or "advice" you give to the depressed person in your life. Regardless of your intentions, you could do more harm than good. The following are just a few examples of things NOT to say to someone with depression. Trust me on this; I've heard most of 'em. 1. "Just think positively/look on the bright … Continue reading Things You Never Say to a Depressed Person
Irritability -- even anger -- is a commonly overlooked symptom of depression in adults.
Why doesn't everyone know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States? Because many people still see mental health as a weakness of personality instead of a disease of the mind/brain.
Nature is full of sights … and mysterious sounds. Let's see if you can figure out what this unnerving sound was from my attempts at describing it.
Sometimes, even a hike isn’t enough to turn a day around. Today was one of those. Sure, it was nice to be in the woods. The weather was perfect. But when you’re far from being as tranquil as the scenery, even nature has its limits. Today’s journey took me around the Mecan River springs. About … Continue reading Cause You Had a Bad Hike
High Cliff is situated along the northeastern shore of Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin, and gets its name from the limestone cliffs that are prominently featured.
... looks like this. Not sure I like it! 😀 But it's a good workout trying to get through all that snow. At least there aren't any mosquitos ...