“Nothing anywhere else is like them…”

“There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth, remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them.” — Marjory Stoneman Douglas… It got silent in our kayak, somewhere past the half-way mark of the 5.5-mile canoe trail through Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

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This Wind

I’ve been working on a series of poems that describe and honor local State Parks and nature preserves. Here is the first of them, written a few weeks ago.
–This Wind–

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If Thoreau had a mountain bike…

Thoreau was a hiker; he was a man who loved to hike. But if he had a mountain bike, he would have zipped around the hills and mountains of New England, climbing up to that perfect lookout over the rolling land. This is what I thought as I rounded the twisty-turns at Oleta State Park Thursday.

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Marsh Trail at Loxahatchee National Wildlife refuge

The chorus of Florida cricket frogs–which sounds just like two marbles rubbing together–grew louder as I walked further along the Marsh Trail at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.

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Share Your Favorite Quote

This quote has become one of my fav-orite quotes from one of my new fav-orite books, “Marquesa: A Time & Place With Fish” by Jeffrey Cardenas. (See my earlier blog on this book) You can say this quote summarizes my mantra:

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The Search for the Eskimo Curlew

My non-fiction piece “Encounters with a Ghost” was published in EarthSpeak.

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MTB through Tall Grass at West Delray Park

Riding through the tall grass at the beginning of West Delray Park’s trail loop, I felt like Hemingway hiking into the reeds in Africa’s safari.

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Thoreau to Start the Day

This is a great Thoreau quote:

“In wildness is the preservation of the world.”


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