I’ve been giving a number of readings for my Yosemite book. While I like to talk about nature and how the book came to be, I’ve really been enjoying the questions that people ask at the end, as well as sharing what they love about Yosemite and the outdoors. The questions encourage me to go further in my thinking. For example, I mentioned that when I hike I write my thoughts and observations in a pocket notebook. Then around the evening campfire, I transfer these notes into a larger journal, adding in the details before I forgot them. I also reflect on the day’s encounters. At the reading in Chillicothe, Gail asked if my writing about nature changed my experience of nature. It’s a good question. I will think on this.