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Discussion: ever read this?

in: chitownclark; chitownclark > 2018-07-23

Jul 23, 2018 11:21 PM # 
matzah ball:
we might have had this conversation a couple of years ago but since we both probably forgot it, here it is https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/07/01/the-...
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Jul 24, 2018 4:36 AM # 
Charlie:
Excellent stuff! I am a McPhee enthusiast, but had not read this piece before.
Jul 24, 2018 3:41 PM # 
chitownclark:
Funny enough, I was thinking of you Charlie as I read the essay. Some of your posts on a/p remind me of his droll writings. I too enjoy McPhee; didn't know he was so old:

...this was no place for me. I withdrew the Orange Trapper, collapsed its telescoping shaft, put it into a saddlebag with the day’s harvest, jumped onto my bicycle, and headed back upstream, upwoods, and away from 206 at a speed so blazing that I probably could not duplicate it if I were to try to now, but that was years ago, when I was eighty.
Jul 24, 2018 6:10 PM # 
Charlie:
I suppose I am somewhat influenced by McPhee in some of my musings. I have long enjoyed his style, his diverse interests, his persistence in pursuing them.

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