Edward Hoagland

Edward Hoagland, a contributing editor of the Scholar, is the author of many books of essays, travel, and ficiton. His most recent novel is In the Country of the Blind.

On Aging 

Taking measure of a life well lived

by Edward Hoagland | Tuesday, March 01, 2022

On Kindness 

Almost everybody wants to be thought of as kind, if only as a strategy

by Edward Hoagland | Wednesday, December 01, 2021

A Country for Old Men

Having reached the shores of seniority himself, the author finds a surprising contentment in the eyes of his fellow retirees

by Edward Hoagland | Monday, December 01, 2008

Miles from Nowhere

On a return trip to the wilderness of British Columbia, the author revisits a rough and exquisite landscape

by Edward Hoagland | Thursday, June 01, 2006

Made for You and Me

This land has contained our best and worst impulses

by Edward Hoagland | Monday, December 03, 2018

On Gratitude

How a simple thank you can lift the spirits

by Edward Hoagland | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Haste Makes Waste

Which figures of speech will survive, and which will vanish?

by Edward Hoagland | Monday, March 05, 2018

On Loneliness

We value our solitude until it pinches

by Edward Hoagland | Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Mysteries of Attraction

Its many splendors do not only include the carnal: animate, inanimate … love it all

by Edward Hoagland | Monday, September 07, 2015

On Prayer

I’ve never tried it, but I suspect the world could use a lot more of it

by Edward Hoagland | Monday, June 06, 2016

On Friendship

The intimacies shared with our closest companions keep us anchored, vital, and alive

by Edward Hoagland | Friday, December 07, 2012

Spaced Out in the City

by Edward Hoagland | Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The Gravity of Falling

Having hurtled through the American century, we are distracted and confused. But can we find our way again?

by Edward Hoagland | Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Broken Balance

The poet Robinson Jeffers warned us nearly a century ago of the ravages to nature we now face

by Edward Hoagland | Saturday, March 01, 2008

The Glue Is Gone

The things that held us together as individuals and as a people are being lost. Can we find them again?

by Edward Hoagland | Wednesday, December 01, 2004