On Contemplative Hobbies
A Jon Franzen-Inspired Reflection
Author Jonathan Franzen has written about his love of bird-watching for a very long time. Recently, he published this wonderful essay in the New Yorker (by far my top read from last week) on “The Problem of Nature Writing”, which is drawn from a collection titled Spark Birds.
There are many interesting things in Franzen’s essay. He compares the praise …