“Perhaps the most profound relationship between walking, thinking, and writing reveals itself at the end of a stroll, back at the desk. There, it becomes apparent that writing and walking are extremely similar feats, equal parts physical and mental. . . . Walking organizes the world around us; writing organizes our thoughts.”
—Ferris Jabr, writer, “Why Walking Helps Us Think,” The New Yorker, September 2014
• Editorial Comment: Funny. My managing editor said the first step was to apply butt to chair.
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