Danny Heitman

Magazine editor, columnist, author, and cultural commentator for national publications.

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Recent work

All, General, Nature, Reading and literature

I’m Revisiting the Books of My Youth (WSJ)

Adult life made me a better reader of the classics now than I was in school. April 2023

The Symphony's Lessons on Old Age (WSJ)

Sharing an evening with elderly listeners was enriching. February 2023

Sinatra Serenades My Daughter (WSJ)

In her crib and on her wedding day, there was nothing for me but to love her. October 2022

Nature Just Beyond the Doorstep (WSJ)

Gilbert White’s ‘The Natural History of Selborne’ encourages us to find wonder in our backyards. June 2022

An Obituary Is the Story Of a Life, Not a Death (WSJ)

That’s what I learned from writing the ‘In Memoriam’ column. December 2021

One Pitchfork at a Time (WSJ)

I find renewal and rebirth in the promise of my garden’s compost pile. March 2021

Into Nature Through the Page (WSJ)

At a time when many are particularly attuned to what’s happening outside their windows, nature writing offers a chance to reflect on the ecological world in all its fearsomeness and splendor. May 2020