Sitting comfortably with a friend in two ancient chairs by the window at The Fox & Hounds in the Berkshire village of Theale, waiting for the rain to stop in order that we might continue with our plans of having a look at the waterfowl on Hosehill Lake, my friend casually declared “That’s the second time they’ve been up there.”
Musings and observations on various and sundry topics.
Now that – as my grandpa was fond of saying – the kitty is out of the burlap, I thought I should take a few paragraphs to explain my new forthcoming adventure. As some of you may have already learned, as of the first of March I will take up the position of product manager for sports optics with Celestron. Needless to say, I am absolutely delighted, as well as deeply honored, to have been offered this opportunity. However as it is a full-time position that will require a substantial amount of travel, the question has already been asked of me “what will become of The Well-read Naturalist.”
As the new year begins, I find myself reflecting upon not only the past one but upon many others more distant than that. 2015 will see the sixth anniversary of my publishing a review of Alan Detrick’s Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers in what was then merely a new section I had named “The […]
When I was a boy, a number of legal decisions were handed down by a federal judge curtailing the commercial fishing trade on the Columbia River from which my family had made a living since my grandfather first came to the United States from Finland (then Russia) at the age of twelve. Almost immediately following […]