Craig Wisner

The Meaning of Human Existence.

I have a week off from grad classes, affording me the luxury of reading something for myself for a change.  This was my first foray into E.O. Wilson and I’m quite impressed.  He articulates things I’ve intuited for some time and his background in entomology and ant behavior is an interestingly fitting backdrop to any conversation on social behavior.  I read it in a mere two sessions while on an overnight with my son and a friend of his.  Teenagers are nice; the boys took care of themselves while I broke off to read.


Sitting streamside by candlelight, equipped with a down poncho, pad, and backpacking chair, I was prepared for some serious backcountry leisure.  Rocking back and staring at the stars while pondering a paragraph, there couldn’t have been a better setting.

I finished the final pages in my sleeping bag with coffee before the kids were up.  A proper stretch of reading indeed.


2 responses

  1. Tom

    Surrounded by Wilson’s world. What could be better?

    November 20, 2017 at 6:33 am

  2. Jeremy

    I remember opening my eyes one morning to a lonesome but industrious young woman wandering across my pillow – a carpenter ant. The lighting and backdrop around her were perfect, right from the moment my eyes opened. She was inspiring enough that I ended up writing a poem for her, but of course left her to her business otherwise. E.O. Wilson sounds like my kind of guy, and it sounds like you had a good week – cheers!

    November 20, 2017 at 10:10 am

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