Finding Your Listening Point with Rolf Thompson Let’s Go Deep in the Woods! “Let’s go deep in the woods!” Rolf would say to his mother and by his tone you might think he was about to enter the Yukon. But the three-year-old was standing in his back yard in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. The Foshay Tower in downtown Minneapolis just a few miles away. Rolf, bundled up in his snowsuit, was about to venture off into a relatively small collection […]
Wonder is the way.
The Spectrum of Experiences Josh Daugherty’s desire to connect to nature is palpable. He’ll do anything possible to immerse himself in a rainstorm, wade into a river, throw a frisbee barefoot and all along remind himself that ego is the enemy. He also might be skinny dipping in that lake so – fair warning. Necessary Stillness He also might be simply standing still and appreciating the quiet. This kind of stillness is hard to find these days. For Josh, a […]
Doug Wallace is eighty-four years old going on fifty-five. He’s up by 5:30 am and if his wife, Peggy Hunter, isn’t up by six, he’s going to wake her because it’s time to get in the canoe. They canoe every day (weather permitting) from ice out in May to closing up the cabin in late September on Lake Vermilion. You’re Gonna Canoe How Many Miles of Shoreline? Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota is big. In fact, it’s the 5th biggest […]
Not many people in this world know that a loon is one of the few birds with solid bones, which makes them heavier than most birds of similar size. Still fewer would know what to do when a loon can’t take off from a lake that’s just beginning to freeze over entirely.