The woods

I read a review on what sounds like a great book for those of us who like to get off the beaten track once in awhile—the book’s title: “You’re Not Lost If You Can Still See the Truck”, by Bill Heavey (Grove Atlantic), a columnist for Field and Stream. This is a follow-up to his 2007 offering “If You Didn’t Bring Jerky, What Did I Just Eat?” Who could resist titles like that?

Rite of passage

The U.S. ended military conscription in 1973. Prior to that, every young man, upon reaching the age of eighteen, was required to register for the draft (as they are to this day, by the way)….

Romancing the bus

As I pointed out in an earlier essay of mine, I have never been a bus driver. Nevertheless, I have extensive busage experience. I rode a bus back and forth to school, I am estimating,…

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