Home is Where You Make it

The same question was posed recently in a couple of Facebook camping/hiking groups I belong to: “What was your favorite campsite ever?” And that wasn’t an easy one for me – there have been untold hundreds of them.     One of my first solo campsites, down the street from where I lived in the […]

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The Spiders of January

      “Watch out for spiders!” Susan warned as I left to go ice fishing a few days ago. She knows the history of arachnids that sneak into camp and into sleeping bags when least expected. Yes, even in mid-winter. But it was particularly cold today, the high only reaching about 20. I wasn’t […]

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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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Longing for Ice

  When I was a little kid in Newfoundland, Canada, I followed dad on the adventures he thought we should go on – adventures to far off places and strange country that I now know were neither far off nor all that strange. We went up and down streams for mud trout, drove down to […]

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Capitalism as Sustainability 2

  Here, I continue to make my case for the superiority of capitalism over socialism, in the realm of the environment and beyond…   Suppose one farmer Wilson digs and then dams a tiny brook on his property to create a pond. Some decry his environmental insensitivity – he’s sinned against Gaia and will create […]

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