Reishi and the Noble Savage

Alexander seemed shocked to see me when I bumbled into his camp, high in the western Allegheny ridges. And he should have been shocked – I was the first human he’d seen since December. I slowly raised my hand in a universally understood greeting salute and Alexander tentatively returned the gesture,  still unsure whether to […]

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Progress

I went to the source of the Allegheny River several days ago, just to make sure it still flows from the same place. And I got to thinking about where I was in life the last time I was there, about 9 years ago, during a long walk in the woods.   I was on […]

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A 2018 Prospectus

I can’t imagine yet what 2018 holds but I’m trying to.     One thing’s certain – without goals and effort, I’m at the mercy of shifting winds and shiftless people. So, I’ve started with some new habits, practices and ambitions this year as many of us do around January 1. Some thought about my […]

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How to Adventure

When I was a little kid back in Nova Scotia Canada I caught frogs, built clubhouses on an industrial scale and generally ran wild. I started to acquire some elementary skills that would never help me to get a job but would begin building my career as an outdoorsman. And it was probably at this […]

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