Catching up and Remembering our Dead –

One from an early part of my life, and the other from later.I first met Paul DiNolo when I was thirteen in the basement of Richie Salvucci”s house, two houses up from my parents’ little  postwar tract house North Easton, 2o miles south of Boston. He was auditioning to play electric organ- he had brought …

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What I’m Doing

What I’m doing is going crazy. I want to update the blog and write two books. All I’m doing is nothing — I can’t type and I never could text. I   NEED to rejoin the Explorers Club, finish the projects I have going, and this post at least!  Anyone want to send help or money? …

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Self Explanatory

  Vanity compels me to add that I usually look better than THAT… And credit Constance for inventing the idea.

News; Jeff Nicoll

I got my old friend Jeff Nicoll down to help me with computers. That is not his specialty; he was the only cosmologist i knew at the time, and Phillip  Morrison’s fair haired boy, being groomed as the future head of the physics department. And then he became enamored of a set of equations that …

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A very short memory of Cormac McCarthy

I did not know him  well, but  I respected him,  as a writer and a human . I had met his his brother,   Denis Michael, through the surreal gun dealer Mike Evans, before I ever met Cormac. My visits were mundane and probably boring to a literary bystander- drinks at his favorite table in  Sant …

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Canat, the Soldier: RIP

Canat Cheriyasdaa, sometimes known as Canat the Soldier, died suddenly in Bayaan Olgii, Mongolia, a couple of months ago.o. He was 67. He was my friend and my guide. Without his guidance I would not have succeeded on my Mongolia trips. He was 67. He was my friend and my guide. Without his guidance I …

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R. I. P. Mark Fanning

I just learned  that my wild old falconer friend Mark died in a car accident returning from hunting in Texas to Maine. He was 76. Hs wife survived  the crash. Mark was virtually the founder of falconry in Maine. He was a wild man, a teacher of science but also a happy barroom brawler who …

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Rude Thoughts about Australian Fauna

From a letter to Jonafhan Hanson;  That was me talking, not Tim Flannery (who found a big one full of personalty and ideas in his marvelous Throwim Away Leg, which i discovered Tim  in when I reviewed him, when i was first- string reviewer for the Minneapolis Star Trib,  under Chris Waddington, one of the …

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