Although I've never considered myself very outdoorsy or politically Green, I am developing a deeper affinity with nature. Sometimes I think it's just that I am a fan of the seasons, because even the bitterest of winter days are part of a cycle of renewal and growth.
I've always loved games and puzzles -- word, board, imagination -- but the largest questions or challenges I face lack immediate answers, and I find I often struggle with metaphysical ambiguities. I think in metaphor, often verging on absurdity.
Anyhow, at this point you probably want some specifics. Here are some things I think always make life better: dogeared Calvin and Hobbes anthologies, woodburning fireplaces (I have one now!), and homemade blackberry sauce.
And some things that always make life worse: the Tea Party and bagpipers.