Tag Archives: Thoreau

Alternative Programming

It was a pleasant January weekend. Although the air temperature on Sunday rose no higher than the freezing point, the Morning Star lent a blue dome overhead and even managed to push some brightness into the Pine Creek Gorge where my wife and I enjoyed a … Continue reading

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Winter Hike, a Witness on the Hill

1. It’s too cold to fly fish. I’ll forget about the car. Turn off the computer, phone, and all blinking and beeping gadgets, and set sail for a hill walk in the neighborhood. I’ll dress well for the January snow and … Continue reading

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Like a Song by Taj

To angle, as I see it, is to fish in an endless act of exploration and discovery. To angle, in a realm of small streams and rivertops, can mean an exploration of those blue lines on a topo map, those … Continue reading

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Beyond Main and Pine: A Walking Meditation

It happens every winter when I grab a favorite book and prop my feet up by the fire. Thoreau’s winter essays found in Walden capture my imagination and further my self-education. It isn’t long before I want to move outside … Continue reading

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A Man Out of Time

The traditional hike began on Christmas Eve about 25 years ago. That year, as well as this, I walked from my house at the bottom of the hill to meet my brother on the summit. He began the walk from … Continue reading

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