John Ernst

John Ernst is a passionate writer, hiker, and video gamer born and raised in Rochester. You can view more of his work at

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Regenerative design

Rochester joins a global movement to reconnect children—and everyone else—to the natural

A compulsion to relax

At the Bodymind Float Center, guests pay to lie in 800 pounds of salt dissolved in ten inches of water. They say it changes their lives.

Let's start with

Radio Social's hummus has a cult following—here's why

Through tomorrow's lens

Rochester has a long history of optics and innovation. Luminate NY keeps that alive.

Keeping it glassy

Stained glass studio celebrates its 110th anniversary with enthusiasm for the future and a deep respect for its past