Sounds like Mr Muir was an interesting character. Nice story, thanks for sharing. icon_thumbup.gif
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And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!
He was also a prolific writer. The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Writings of John Muir, by John Muir
John Muir is a hero to all us commie tree hugging Sierra Clubbing west coast liberal ex-hippies.
BORNEO, I was unaware of the Project Gutenberg. What a wonderful free resource for research or entertainment. If I disappear from this forum it is because I shall be busy reading, and reading, and reading...
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I really enjoyed reading My First Summer in the Sierras a few years ago, but have to confess to its being the only book by John Muir I've read.
I think, though, John Muir and Fred may both belong in the Edward Abbey faction more than the Sierra Club would like you to believe.
Edward Abbey was not your stereotypical Environmentalist.
"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government."
"Growth for the sake of growth is the philosophy of the cancer cell."
"Guns don't kill people; people kill people. Of course, people with guns kill more people. But that's only natural. It's hard. But it's fair.
An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny.
One final paragraph of advice: [...] It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here.So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space.
Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets' towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled cliffs, where deer walk across the white sand beaches, where storms come and go as lightning clangs upon the high crags, where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you — beyond that next turning of the canyon walls.
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I posted this on here before, I just don't remember where or even why. But being an Ed Abbey fan, I found it interesting.
A Friend, Not a Role Model - Remembering Edward Abbey, Who Loved Words, Women, Beer and the Desert - NYTimes.com