January 3, 2020
Yet, compared with a wretched little salmon stream and
its handful of scrawny creeks, these noble rivers
meant little. For in the Klondike Valley, gold lay more
thickly than on any other creek.
But white men sought gold along the Yukon
for a generation before they foun...
December 31, 2019
Oh, what does
the New Year
see in me?
I certainly see myself.
But from where
does it reckon
who am I?
Those liquid, soft eyes,
gazing and impenetrable.
Days set before me.
for the slight & clumsy,
the caring and cruel.
We are being measured.
Are we to be trust...
December 13, 2019
Looking for a stocking stuffer that is personal, that inspires, that is thoughtful, and that rekindles memories of great adventures past?
Short, impactful portraits that offer beautiful descriptions and lessons drawn from this great land of rock and water.
December 7, 2019
Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be
thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito’s
wing that falls on the rails.
Henry David Thoreau
Across the northern tier of the continent, in places I've traveled, there are similar features to the...
December 1, 2019
You’ve had your Thanksgiving Dinner. Maybe you used the day to give thanks for things great and small. Maybe not.
But here’s a new take.
I’ve been reading a book* that has astounding things we take for granted, where a person can only catch their breath, where grati...
November 9, 2019
They gather like scattered birdseed along the road, trucks pulled up to old barns or farmsteads. It is the beginning of the hunting season.
For many, this is a singular event. It has been planned for. Locations have been sighted, and old deer stands have been repaired o...
October 30, 2019
TO TASTE the sweet delight,
the rush of living,
the boil in the blood,
the fires of excitement.
To test the unknown.
To joy in the offer,
To wait with unruly
To tame the stallions
of timidity and relic
To wait for personal
greatness, for mome...
October 19, 2019
We see promise this time of year, even as we head into winter. Oh, how great and beautiful, even the slightest hint of what we know will emerge in springtime.
It is a subtle beauty ... for now. Couched in tiny seeds, shaded in rich browns and black, ephemeral and hidden...
October 4, 2019
Going to say something most authors will not say. BOOK REVIEWS MATTER! Yes, they do!
Number One: They are a source of encouragement for those who write. Yes, not everyone is positive. But they all engage. They tell the author people are paying attention. What better co...
October 2, 2019
Just Reviewed in the latest edition of NORTHERN WILD. Who's Watching Who? Nature's Poetry of Life. Available on Kindle THURSDAY for $.99 (a 67% discount)!
SATURDAY, October 5th goes up to $1.99 (still a 34% discount). On the 6th at 8 p.m. PDT time, goes...
BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR
Best of the Season to You