Thu, 24 Dec 1998 18:19:51 -0400
Neil McEwan wrote:
>Going outside alone amongst muggers and edgy psychopathic postmen? I'll
>take my chance with the coyotes.
Agreed! I grew up in the Atlanta suburbs but got a degree in Outdoor
Recreation ( which I am not using ) but my first good defining experience
with the outdoors was a 3 month stint without T.V., radio or newspaper as
I was involved with an intern program with the Ga. state parks
department. It took about a month to get the poison of T.V., radio and
all other media out of my system and after that - and ONLY after that,
was I able to realize that I have a deeper creative ability that was able
to surface. As I camped or worked in the woods, I soon realized that I
had more of a reason to be afraid of other people more than the wildlife.
People have "intent" as far as mugging or theft or physical harm.
Nature in it's own right has a healing and creative effect.
After marriage and children and their need for education I turned to
working on phone cables and "re-poisoned" myself but have never forgotten
the lessons I learned. I'm back in the suburbs but miss my love for the