It only took me a few pages of reading in Leslie T. Sharpe’s “The Quarry Fox And Other Critters of the Wild Catskills,” recently published by The Overlook Press, to find myself wondering if I wasn’t in fact reading a long-lost essay by sage of the Catskills himself, John Burroughs.
I am often asked why I write and publish The Well-read Naturalist. Not by people meaning to be insulting, mind you; rather because – usually – they have recently discovered that I do so for no financial or other intentional benefit to myself. When I tell them that after nearly ten years I continue the […]
Brilliant. Thoughtful. Heartening. Reflective. Inspirational. Fortifying. Delightful. Amazing. Gentle. Magical. Enthralling. Transformative. Relaxing. Beautiful. These are only some of the words I have already used in conversations, both in person and virtual, to describe Melissa Harrison’s superb (there’s another…) Autumn: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons.
On the way home from running a few errands the other day, I stopped and bought a new computer. It was only a few hours later that it suddenly dawned upon me what a truly remarkable thing I had just done.