The best advice for living ever given comes at the end of Monty Pythons The Meaning of Life, when Eric Idle in drag recommends, in part, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in. You can kill those two birds with one stone today and be thankful for both at the seasonally-appropriate time. Laumeier Sculpture Park (12580 Rott Road, Sunset Hills; www.laumeier.org) is open even though the galleries and gift shop are closed -- its a perfect opportunity to go walking along the nature trail and enjoy the art in almost-solitude. Almost because youre never alone if you have a good book; imagine a brisk walk to Beverly Peppers Cromlech Glen, where you then sit down and knock out a chapter or two from one of the classics. Youre not likely to have a better Thursday for the rest of the year. Admission is free.
Thu., Nov. 25, 2010