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With Fresh Eyes

March 15, 2019

This Fragile Earth The naturalist Edwin Way Teale (1899-1980) documented the outdoor world through his prolific and perceptive writings, among them my personal favorite, A Walk Through the Year. This book chronicles, day by day, the changing seasons at “Trail ...

Tracy K. Lorenz

March 15, 2019

Birthdays Editor’s Note: People all over the world celebrate the birthday of Tracy Lorenz, which he also shares with Albert Einstein. That is because 3/14 is known as Pi Day, named after the irrational number that represents the ratio of a circle’s ...

Outside Chance

March 15, 2019

Family fun and a great way to learn The Ultimate Sport Show in Grand Rapids is a great way to learn from some of the best. (Editor’s Note: The Ultimate Sport Show is March 14-17 at DeVos Place; for more information visit https://showspan.com/USG/home/dates-times-admission/#/select.) ...

Tracy K. Lorenz ...

March 15, 2019

The Phone I have a love/hate relationship with my phone, heavy on the hate. What was once a source of amusement and convenience has turned into a full time job. Two weeks ago my phone died taking all my contact information, texts, and pictures with it. Of ...

Positive psychology

March 15, 2019

By Carol Parker Thompson, Ph.D. The Issue of Trust: Part I After witnessing a minor traffic accident recently, my thoughts turned to the many ways in which we either intuitively or purposefully demonstrate trust. While waiting for the traffic to clear, it ...

TRACY K. LORENZ ...

March 15, 2019

They’re Losing It It’s well known that if you say something long enough it becomes fact in the eyes of the masses. Mama Cass didn’t die from choking on a ham sandwich, but I bet if you asked a hundred people “How did Mama Cass die?” ...