A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne
K. Young, Associate Editor.
The fall and winter of 1993 were among the best times of my life. I
was 62 years old and working on a book about Native American animal rituals;
my wife, Annemarie, was preparing a paper in environmental sociology. Our
intellectual lives were full. And since we were living in a remote area near
the Canadian border and Glacier National Park, spectacular beauty surrounded
us. During the fall, we laid in firewood, took long hikes, and fed our souls
on the gorgeous crispness and solitude that fall on the land in anticipation
of winter. After the main range of the Rocky Mountains was covered with snow,
we spent long evenings reading. During that part of the day not given over
to writing and research, we ventured forth on cross-country skis.
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