John Messeder

Messeder

Wandering in the woods is good for walkers, and likely good for people who know walkers. Numerous studies over the past several years have credited time spent among the trees as soothing for mental injuries of rush hour traffic and high pressure deadlines.

In my experience, it’s true. Wandering the arboreal garden, eyes open wide rather than narrowly focused on finding anything specific refreshes my mind when politics and its Facebook visage have me feeling stumped.

John Messeder is an award-winning environmental columnist and social anthropologist, and lives in Gettysburg, PA. He may be contacted at john@johnmesseder.com

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