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    Song of the Balsam Fir

    by David George Haskell | September 6th 2017
    Kakabeka, northwestern Ontario 48°23’45.7” N, 89°37’17.2” W I stand on a stony bluff overlooking a valley filled…
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The Outside Story

Weekly Quotation

Somewhere in my past I learned that if you never use more than half of what you have – money, food, toothpaste – you will never run out. But last winter issued a warning, and from now on I’ll cut and split just a little more firewood.
—Jonathan Stableford, “The Diminishing Woodpile,” Northern Woodlands Autumn 2015