In High Places

It is 3:00 in the afternoon when I check in to the motel. I have in mind a gentle hike of a few miles, from a trailhead not far up the highway. But the desk clerk, a fit-looking young local, is dismissive. She has another idea. “Let me tell you about the best hike in […]

It’s Complicated

Complexity is the signature of our times. We face more choices and options in a day than our ancestors did in a year —choices requiring decisions they could not fathom. Whether it be toothpaste brands, cell phone plans, cable TV channels, car models, tax deductions, clothing styles, credit cards, investment funds, vacation destinations, hobbies, web […]