Saturday, April 09, 2011
Here is something worth contemplating, I think. Think about it! It's from THE PINE BARRENS, a wonderful work of nonfiction by John McPhee - another of the free books I picked up from the library coffee shop on campus. Speaking here ("Like many people in the pines, he often says things three times," writes McPhee) is Mr. McPhee's guide through the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, Fred Brown (are you ready to think about this?): "See that fire tower over there? The man in that tower - you take him fifty yards away from that tower and he's lost. He don't know the woods. He don't know the woods. He don't know the woods. He don't know nothing. He can't even fry a hamburger."