An excerpt from Mink River, in which the great Brian Doyle writes a passage from the perspective of a river — and pulls it off.
In the latter weeks of July 1789, the rural countryside of the (then) kingdom of France descended into barely controlled anarchy. The government’s authority evaporated, and peasants resorted to paranoid vigilante justice. Historians now refer to the period ominously as “The Great Fear.” Upon learning that his kingdom was hopelessly broke, King Louis the 16th… Continue reading A Great Fear
Kilometres: 2755 Hershey's "Mr. Goodbars" eaten: About 2755 It's been a while since my last post, more than one full Oregon ago! This is going to be a long one, I'm afraid, so I'll break it into sections with helpful little titles and everything. Mount St. Helens and the Cascades So when I last left… Continue reading Randle – San Francisco: Ore-gone back to Cali