Fishing for Tuna Poke

Good morning. The shorebirds that passed me on their way north after the winter are starting to push south along the coast of New England and New York, which means the fall run is starting and not just for birds. We’ll see striped bass heading south pretty soon as well, along with false albacore and…

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Patagonia, Adorned in Autumn

I was awakened in the predawn hours by a raging downpour. Cold, howling winds were coming off the lake, and the screen door to our half-domed shelter was flapping violently. Huddled with a few other hikers, I quickly realized the value of our lodging’s design: It’s one of the few structures that can withstand the…

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Living With O.C.D. in a Pandemic

When they see that no illness has resulted from viewing the tissue, the therapy can progress to a more provocative exposure, like touching the tissue, and so forth, until they overcome their unrealistic fear of contamination. For especially fearful patients, this therapeutic approach is often combined with a medication that counters depression or anxiety. One…

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