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Why Do We Seek the Outdoors?

While sitting on a sailboat deck the other night, a cold beer in hand as I watched the nearly-full moon rise higher and higher in the sky, I felt completely peaceful.  The sound of water lapping against the boat hull was like a soothing lullaby for a busy day's end.  No wifi, no computer, no Netflix or music playing--just me, my beer and the night sky. That peacefulness got me thinking about our drive to head outdoors, to seek solitude from the chaos of our modern world.  First world problems indeed: too much connectivity with too little real meaning; too many texts, tweets and likes with too few physical hugs and belly-aching laughs shared together. People often ask me why...

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