On Solitude

I spent a week alone in that little A-Frame beach cottage recently.  I did have some time with friends who … More

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Free

Like a bird on the wire like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to … More

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On Seeing

“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. … In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.”

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Bark

One of the many unusual things I noticed while visiting Australia (besides the sounds of the birds whose unfamiliar…

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First Loves

When my father-in-law Vic was just a little boy, a Ford Trimotor came in for an emergency landing in the mining town…

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Fishing for Freedom

“The act of fishing – for fish, dreams or whatever magic is available – is enough. It transports us to a special…

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