The Place Where I Live

.... or swim, walk, and reflect.

Orion Magazine, one of my favorite publications, runs a column called "The Place Where You Live," inviting readers to describe spots that are near and dear to them.  I chose to write about Walden Pond.

Why Walden?  I love its confined beauty.  Here in America, we seem to assume that bigger is better, whether we're talking about cars, buildings, the Grand Canyon, or God.  Walden, for all its modesty, is the closest I have to a spiritual touchstone.  Here's a link to my reflections on the pond.