Category Archives: writing

A Sheepherder in South Dakota Magazine…

(from the Paleotool vault) A lonely life on the range.  “Even if a herder does not particularly care for reading, he will be driven to it in self-defense”.  This is a good story about sheepherding life.  Gilfillan was a shepherd … Continue reading

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Idle thinkers

“Institutions fear idle populations because an idler is a thinker and thinkers are not a welcome addition to most social situations.” Terence McKenna Click the name to get a little more taste of Mr McKenna’s philosophy.

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Hiking backpacking, or just enjoying the walk

“Hiking – I don’t like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains – not hike! Do you know the origin of that word ‘saunter?’ It’s a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages … Continue reading

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A Sheepherder in South Dakota Magazine

A lonely life on the range.  “Even if a herder does not particularly care for reading, he will be driven to it in self-defense”.  This is a good story about sheepherding life.  Gilfillan was a shepherd for 20 years and … Continue reading

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