As the solstice approaches, I write with a few short updates.
Holiday trees and gratitude in The New York Times:
Fir trees, olive oil, yule logs: the aromas of holiday traditions evoke deep memories. I write about the ecological meanings of these experiences today in an op-ed.
Recommended reading short-list for the winter:
The following essays and books are, I think, important and beautiful. Well worth your time:
Lauret Savoy‘s Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape.
Michael McCarthy‘s The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy.
Reader, Come Home. The Fate of the Reading Brain in a Digital World by Maryanne Wolf.
The Songs of Trees and The Forest Unseen are both available in paperback:
Many thanks! I send my best wishes for the solstice season.