This is Charlotte - Charlie for short. She is a female daddy longlegs spider, aka cellar spider, family Pholcidae. I've been watching her since she was a tiny spiderling who happened to show up in the corner outside a window. My, my, they grow up so fast! It is a good place for her. It is…Read more Meet Charlotte and her web
Yesterday was a long time coming. It has been since April that I have had a hike of any significance. My muscles have probably atrophied, my cardiovascular fitness declined. There has been a series of unfortunate events, each one reducing my hiking time. Trying to get back into the swing of things. Last Saturday did a little out…Read more Clouds
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook…Read more Weeds
So I thought I'd let a few other good people talk instead. How about Life? I find the great thing in this world is, not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. Goethe I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged…Read more Feeling lazy….
I go to the wild to recover my sanity in an insane world. The deeper the better. My goal is not to see another human being. I'm sure there is another name for this, but I call it deep wilderness hiking. If there is not a human being for a mile in any direction…Read more The Wild
I love hiking naked. I enjoy the sensation of the sun and the wind on my full body. Love the way it liberates my soul and brings me into direct contact with nature. My ancestors of a hundred thousand years ago had this as their birthright. Today's world, in its perversity, would deny me this. (Just…Read more Get Naked, Go Hiking