The year was 1996. My wife and had been told about an artist in the small Russian village of Ust Barguzin and decided to pay him a visit.
Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing at all.
Life is fragile, poignant, and potentially filled with great joy.
My review of JD Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy”
A story from my next book “Follow Your Dog,” a lesson learned when observing a great raptor migration.
Getting into the “spirit of the season,” at age 85, I thought I might go back to the best Christmas … More
Here are a couple of poems and ballads I wrote while spending time as a naturalist in the Brazilian Pantanal.
I am proud to announce that my first book Reckless But Lucky is officially out! I have been writing these stories all … More
One of my favorite poems, a nineteenth century ballad titled “Lasca,” by Frank Desprez, reminds me of the jungle peccary stampede … More
This blog’s title is borrowed from one physician’s article related to his being bitten by a baby Gila monster, the … More