It’s about time I go back to basics, here at the close of 2018, and explain what the site’s really all about, what the commonality is between all my musings on amphibians, trails, fish and outdoors people, all of which are encountered here. And first: as to the site’s name: “The Dying Fish” […]Read more "Of Ecology and Liberty"
I’ve written 50 spur-of-the moment little essays over the last year on topics as diverse as running, nature appreciation and ice-fishing, if I can really count all these blog posts as “essays”. Nature has been a recurring theme; appreciation for it, overcoming its challenges and then its implications for the human world. Now it’s time […]Read more "Into the Winter"
Last week found me immersed in humanity, selling my wares on the streets of Greenwich Village – the cultural heart of New York City as I understand it. I was out of place here, certainly, but I value the stretch this provides for my powers of adaptability. If I can survive Greenwich Village, I can […]Read more "Wilderness Visits the Urban Core"
My book is about getting back to reality, the story of one man who chose to live close to the natural, the elemental. It’s a story I think our society could perhaps use right now. Why do I love nature and wilderness? In a nutshell, it keeps me tied to reality. It offers a point […]Read more "Back to Reality"