There is a back-handed wish associated with the Chinese: may you live in interesting times. That can be how it currently feels in global affairs these days so I started this as a means of dealing with the disquiet that the ongoing upheaval is causing. Since then, other nicer things are being added so I might overhaul things in time. It is god to release oneself from life’s stresses and strains too.
This is where I get to collecting out of copyright essays from influential authors that contributed to current thinking on the appreciation of the natural world. A start has been made using writings from Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson but others may follow as I find them or I get to looking for them. Both men ventured into philosophy in their writings so that is how this section got its name. Anything in the Essays section is my own doing and Project Gutenburg is a good place to look if you want to find more like what is found here.