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At the end of 2008, writer, historian and natural historian JOHN J. GALLUZZO decided the best way to stay healthy was to walk at least 30 minutes every day along the beaches, fields and forests of his native South Shore. So every day in 2009, despite rain, snow, sunshine, heat, humidity, or relentless onslaughts of biting insects, John hiked some his favorite parks, beaches, salt marshes and sanctuaries from Hull to Plymouth. He kept an entertaining and informative journal of his wanderings, now published in two volumes: HALF AN HOUR A DAY ON FOOT: AN OBSESSIVE EXPLORATION OF THE NATURE OF THE SOUTH SHORE OF BOSTON and the companion volume HALF AN HOUR A DAY ON FOOT: STEPPING OUT OF BOUNDS. Tune in to Inquiry tonight for an intimate look at some of the history and natural history of Massachusetts’ South Shore, learn about some of John’s favorite hikes and find out about the only species of nesting bird in the state you have to use your sense of smell to find. By the way, the picture of the water lilly above and to the right, was painted by Isaac Sprague, natural historian, friend of John James Audubon and South Shore native. Tune in tonight and hear John Galluzzo talk about his life.