I’ve been living outside in Washington State, and more recently Idaho, for about six weeks, after a lifetime east of the Mississippi. There has been a lot of necessary adjustment and acclimation and there have been new animals to meet and many familiar faces among the fields, hedge rows, and forest.Read more "Findings of Fine Fauna"
Brook trout water remains a simple pleasure, as do the trout themselves. I could walk the mountain runs of the Alleghenies for days on end with no rod and remain content. Looking and knowing that the magical little fish are there is enough. I’ve been away too long. Too much pavement, too much […]Read more "Simple Pleasures"
I spent much of 2019 at my workplace in the middle of Pittsburgh and in driving back and forth from across the county line. I spent a lot more time getting my new business, WikiparX.com off the ground. I’m sure I had more wasted time than I’d like to admit, I did quite a bit […]Read more "2019 – A Year of Exploration, Adventure and Learning"
Each of the last few years, Susan and I have created a calendar of my outdoors photography which I sell to fund marketing for my book. Susan has outdone herself this year (it’s mostly in her capable hands) and has created yet another inherently useful work of art – our fourth Wild North Country Calendar. […]Read more "Have a Wild 2020"
I took my snow boot liners out for washing and the boots themselves went in the shower. The sled’s about to be locked away in the basement. This week the tip-ups and jig lines will be worked over in preparation for next season. All in all, I’m just saying that the ice fishing season has […]Read more "Reflections on Ice"
Perhaps the best journal of my year outdoors comes in the form of the photos I’ve taken along the way as I’ve hiked, fished and lived in the woods. And in recent years these photos have coalesced into the North Country Calendar, my annual showcase of some of the best photos taken generally from […]Read more "North Country Calendar"
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"