The title is a quote from Loren Eiseley, an American anthropologist, educator, philosopher, and natural science writer, who taught and published books from the 1950s through the 1970s. He received many honorary degrees and was a fellow of multiple professional societies. At his death, he was Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and History of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. (Wikipedia) I remember … Continue reading “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”
Earlier today I was reading the blog of my friend Brad Osborne, where he had recently posted a beautiful poem titled Sunrise. The poem brought back memories of a debate I had several years ago with one of my sons about whether we preferred watching a sunrise or watching a sunset. We were of opposing … Continue reading What Do You Prefer – a Sunrise or a Sunset? Take the Poll!
Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark found that growing up near vegetation is associated with an up to 55 percent lower risk of mental health disorders in adulthood. Kristine Engemann, the biologist who led the study, combined decades of satellite imagery with extensive health and demographic data of the Danish population to investigate the mental health … Continue reading The Power of Nature, and Some Advice on How to Harness That Power