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Going on a Techno-Fast: Taking a Break From the Virtual World

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 12:20 AM

On the way out of town, I got the shakes. Well, not the shakes exactly, but I wasn't a happy pre-camper. My wife, Kathy, and I had committed to four days away from beeping gadgets, ringing phones, sawing neighbors, the on-demand life. It had been too long since our last...

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Restoring Peace: 6 Ways Nature in Our Lives Can Reduce the Violence in Our World

(2) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 2:05 PM

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings, we've talked about gun laws and mental health treatment, amid a host of other responses. But one potential additional tool has not been mentioned.

Now, let me say right off that I don't pretend nature is a paragon of peace. Writer...

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10 Reasons Why We Need Vitamin N

(7) Comments | Posted July 13, 2012 | 9:01 AM

"I recall my father's dark tanned neck, creased with lines of dust, as he tilled our garden. I ran ahead of him, pulling rocks and bones and toys from his path." -- The Nature Principle

In Last Child in the Woods, I focused on why children need nature. In...

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Got Dirt? Beyond Nature-Deficit Disorder

(4) Comments | Posted April 29, 2008 | 10:30 AM

"In South Carolina, a truckload of dirt is the same price as a video game!" reports Norman McGee, a father in that state who bought a small pickup-load of dirt for his daughter and friends.

McGee is turning consciousness into action. So is Liz Baird, who keeps a "wonder bowl"...

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