Rest and Restoration in the North: Finnish Forests and Wintering

The Sisterhood of the Enchanted Forest: Sustenance, Wisdom, and Awakening in Finland's Karelia by Naomi Moriyama and William Doyle (buy it used or new at SecondSale.com) Naomi Moriyama, a Tokyo-born Manhattanite, was uprooted from her noisy but familiar New York City existence when her husband got a Fulbright to the University of Eastern Finland in... Continue Reading →

Lyrical Translated Nonfiction From the Sea + Giveaway

Programming note: It's been a long, inadvertent break; oops! I'm in Berlin, where my husband is working, and we're moving from a little temporary apartment into our own. I've been trying to work as normal while dealing with the move, buying every piece of furniture, houseware, appliance, etc. (a nightmare), and taking time for bike... Continue Reading →

Meditations and Musings on Walking

Walking: One Step at a Time, by Erling Kagge, translated from Norwegian by Becky L. Crook (Amazon/ Book Depository) I've been on short walks; I've been on long walks. I've walked from villages and to cities. I've walked through the day and through the night, from lovers and to friends. I have walked in deep forests and... Continue Reading →

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