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A lesson in self-preservation — take it from the trees

It’s never too late to learn a lesson you snoozed through in high school biology. Especially when it provides a metaphor that smacks you upside the head. The science: When trees shed their leaves in autumn, there’s more going on … Continue reading

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Autumn leaves — let’s give them back to the children

The inevitable autumn ritual of raking leaves began today, and it brought me back to the words of the late physician-author Lewis Thomas — and to my middle son’s birthday party almost 20 years ago. Thomas wrote an essay, “On Smell,” … Continue reading

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