Danny Heitman, an author and longtime columnist at The Advocate, has some advice for members of Congress Tuesday: go outside.

Heitman writes about the first day of spring, Henry David Thoreau and the influence of nature on politics in a column published Tuesday in the Christian Science Monitor.

Click here to read Heitman’s commentary.

Heitman’s weekly column in The Advocate’s People section “At Random” is published every Friday.

His latest At Random column can be read by clicking here.