I welcome your reflections on anything that you encounter as you wander through my Entangled Bank.

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I’m a husband, father, and steward of a few acres of the fall line on the Rocky Hill—Princeton—Mount Rose Ridge. I love birding, walking, sailing, and body surfing. I’m a mower of lawns, splitter of wood, and lover of words. I taught English for more than 25 years, at Phillips Exeter Academy, School Year Abroad, and Princeton Day School, where I chaired the upper school English Department from 2000-2013.

I left teaching in June 2015 to devote myself full-time to hospice work and more generally to the urgent issue of end-of-life care (see journeysend.me).  I am a hospice volunteer for Penn Medicine Hospice Princeton Health. At Penn Medicine Princeton Health, I serve on the Biomedical Ethics Committee and the Patient & Family Advisory Council. I am on the steering committee for the Penn Listening Lab.   And I am a past board member of the Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey.

                Therefore am I still

A lover of the meadows and the woods,

And mountains; and of all that we behold

From this green earth; of all the mighty world

Of eye, and ear, -- both what they half create,

And what perceive; well pleased to recognize

In nature and the language of the sense,

The anchor of my purest thoughts, the nurse,

The guide, the guardian of my heart, and soul

Of all my moral being.

         from “Tintern Abbey” by William Wordsworth