Wild North Country Calendar During the years of the Eastern Brook Trout Solo Adventure I refused to carry a camera because I’m a dedicated camera snob who couldn’t abide the renderings of a point-and-shoot camera. If I’d only ever be able to bring back mediocre images, I didn’t want to bother. I learned photography in […]Read more "Painting with Light"
I’ve been harvesting fish from the waters of Pennsylvania lately. And not a great number of them but I have been greatly enjoying myself. I may have an affinity for more northerly places but one thing that can be said for Pennsylvania: we have a lot of fish. And we have a diverse range of […]Read more "Free to Fish"
My book begins on a long official hiking trail (one of the longest) but ends with a protagonist who wanders off to find his own trails through the wildest places, no longer hoping to find a path blazed for himself. The places I value most are the ones I found myself. I begin with a […]Read more "In Praise of Accidental Parks"
I was asked by a think tank I contribute to occasionally to weigh in briefly on the significance of the election in respect to my area of expertise which I generally consider to be the ecology of the northeast and particularly coldwater fish. It wasn’t easy – I don’t think the trout of New Hampshire […]Read more "Trump – a Needed Blow to the Eco-left"
I released a book this spring about a long walk north, about native trout and about personal growth. Maybe it was between the lines, but I also took a stab at answering why it is we humans need to seek out wilder places from time to time. There’s a good case to be made from […]Read more "Why We Go Wild"