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Four Trees

The Pecan Tree I was four when my family and I lived in New Bern, North Carolina. I do not remember every detail of the house; I recall little flashes of images, like the red carpet in the bedroom, the … Continue reading

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A square meter

The Forest Unseen is a chronicle of author David George Haskell’s attempt to understand the world by focusing on a relatively microscopic piece of it. He comes to know his small forest intimately and in detail, and allows us to … Continue reading

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Pieces of Place

In his book The Forest Unseen, David Haskell takes readers on a meditative journey through science, ecology, and philosophy as he dedicates a year of his life to studying a small circle of forest floor in Tennessee. We talked briefly … Continue reading

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An Independent Model

The Collegiate Way of Living is a collection of essays by Mark Ryan, a former dean of Jonathan Edwards College at Yale University. The collection depicts for its readers the history and culture of Yale’s residential colleges, which are given … Continue reading

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