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Laurie Anderson and Intestinal Parasite... Metaphor

The Qualities of a Parasite

Picture a microscopic, vermicular intestinal parasite in perpetual spasm, contracting and arching. Parasites do this repeated, whiplash self-heaving until they stumble into touch with the vulnerable organ of a host. 1,012 more words


Alone in the Wilderness: What to take with you

I so thoroughly enjoyed the film Alone in the Wilderness, a documentary film about Dick Proenneke, that I bought the DVD after watching it on PBS. 597 more words

One Man Alone

Hiking With Dick

“Onward and upward,” said Dick as he stood and continued our climb up the side of a steep mountain. Dick Proenneke’s mountains surround Twin Lakes in Southwest Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. 1,188 more words


The Best and Most Improbable Documentary Ever

My favorite documentary is shot on grainy 16mm film, has a monotone narration, and includes little action—a 52-year-old man builds a tiny cabin in the Alaska wilderness in the late 1960s. 254 more words


Alone in the Wilderness-The Dick Proenneke Story

One Man’s Story: Alone in the Wilderness

had a dream, and he had the courage to do what it took to make that dream a reality. 533 more words


And so it begins...

My first post and all I’m thinking about is beef jerky and Dick Proenneke.

I have the last two weeks of December off and my to-do list is shortening. 765 more words


a hollow day

If I don’t write something today it will be the first blank month since I’ve started this blog.  I’ve got plenty to say but I don’t want to say it.  1,462 more words