Lilac

1. Lilac

May Night The spring is fresh and fearlessAnd every leaf is new,The world is brimmed with moonlight,The lilac brimmed with dew. Here in the moving shadowsI catch my breath and sing —My heart is fresh and fearlessAnd over-brimmed with...
The Crystal Field

2. The Crystal Field

The air is blue and keen and coldAnd in a shining sheath enrolled.Each branch, each twig, each blade of grassSeems clad miraculously with glass. This poem is a modification of “A Crystal Forest” by William Sharp from the book:...
Lichen

3. Lichen

Springtime in the Rockies, Lichen (Excerpt) BY LEW WELCH All these years I overlooked them in theracket of the rest, thissymbiotic splash of plant and fungus feedingon rock, on sun, a little moisture, air —tiny acid-factories...
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Virtually Outdoors

Virtually Outdoors
Outdoor News, December 20, highlighted a new video from Destination British Columbia and noted that they have also produced a virtual reality experience for users of Oculus Rift equipment.  They...

Missing Vacations

Missing Vacations
According to Oxford Economics in a report for the U.S. Travel Association: Americans are taking less vacation time than at any point in the last nearly four decades. In 2013, employees entitled to...

Nature Deficit Disorder

Nature Deficit Disorder
“Nature deficit disorder describes the human costs of alienation from nature, among them: diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, and higher rates of physical and emotional...

What would you do with $100,000?

What would you do with $100,000?
If you wanted to get more people outdoors and you had $100,000 to do it, what would you do? The Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy in Bay City, Michigan got a $100,000 grant to do just that. They plan...

What Kind of Adventurer are You?

What Kind of Adventurer are You?
The Adventure Travel Trade Association came up with a new way to categorize adventurers and did a survey to learn more about them. The Three Categories are: Adventure Grazers – Novice or...

Commitment Devices

Commitment Devices
Gharad Bryan, Dean Karlan and Scott Nelson of Yale University explored the notion of the ‘committment device’ saying: “Broadly, a commitment device is an arrangement entered into...

Welcome to The Blog

Welcome to The Blog
With this post, I’m launching a new feature for Explore! readers.  It’s cleverly called “The Blog.”  In The Blog,  I’ll be discussing a wide variety of topics...

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