This is it. There is a book by Cedric C. Keith now available online. It’s called The Dying Fish – maybe you’ve heard of it. The book was never about either sales or fame – I’m not likely to ever have a lot of either. It was about brook trout, a species of great personal […]Read more "What The Dying Fish is"
We all dream of disappearing into the forest and living there away from noise and people, I think. At least among us men, I’m pretty sure we all do from time to time. I’m one of the few people who’s actually done it – then I wrote a book about it. But there was at […]Read more "The Wild Life"
The book has been in Susan’s capable hands for a couple of weeks now. She’s the one who has all the right skills to perfect the The Dying Fish as a physical product, meaning computer skills, a realm which seems more and more foreign to me, the more time I spend trying learn it. Sunday, […]Read more "Just a book update"
Brook trout are one of the most elemental components of the story I’m telling in The Dying Fish. I simply wouldn’t have a book called The Dying Fish if not for brook trout. Paradoxically, it’s a book about the threats to their perpetuation and, at the same time, it’s a story about resilience, about a […]Read more "Brookies and Beavers and Snakes, Oh My!"
The book that’s coming in two weeks is, in a way, about freedom and fitness.Read more "Free to Wander"
In Pennsylvania, trout season is upon us, or will be on Saturday the sixteenth. It’s all about tradition here in the Keystone State, I guess. It’s the time of year at which the state of Pennsylvania fires off a sort of starting gun and hordes of men and boys with fishing tackle descend on the […]Read more "Where the Wild Fish Are."
I’m on day two of my spring running program and it shouldn’t be this way. I should have been running right through the winter but I let it lapse, for no good reason. This winter especially left me with no excuse – it was exceptionally mild. I’ve always taken running as the basis of whatever […]Read more "Run for Your Life"
There’s a sprawling field near my home in Pittsburgh encompassing a meandering, branching valley and surrounding the headwaters of Chalfant Run. This was a golf course not too long ago and I would have never visited there when it was. The place has evolved in the last few years, however, since the golf club went […]Read more "Urban Renewal"