Lawrence Winkler is an ancient physician, traveler, and natural philosopher. His molecules are morphing from medicine to manuscript. From compassion to passion, to view and document the world around him, in all its beauty and complexity. He lives on Vancouver Island with Robyn, tending their gardens and vineyards, and dreams.
On the end of private life.
Smartphones have altered the texture of everyday life.
Why writing well matters.
The famed architect was inspired by drawings and works from the Asian nation.
Unraveling the mystery of why people act as they do.
Are wine connoisseurs scientists or charlatans?
Accessorizing the final exit lane.
And why the hype was irresistible.
How we became so self-obsessed and what it’s doing to us.
Who would have guessed that a journey through the snooty world of sommeliers could be such raucous fun?
The Pink and White Terraces, North Island, a major Victorian tourist attraction, were believed to have been lost in an 1886 volcanic eruption.
Why we’d rather binge on cheap credit than live within our means.
But moral she is not. She doesn’t love us or want what’s best for us.
Why is the seminal work of the great American transcendentalist held in such scorn today?
Try mowing our lawn in New Zealand before dusk.
A species with a mind that isn’t fully confined within the head.
A little bigger is better.
Writing as an individual pursuit has been replaced by “community”—and literature is the worse for it.