I hope the Wife appreciates this.
What in the hell motivates folks to carry on w/ this blog bullshiiiiii ?
In Answer To Your Question...
Folks have continually asked why the greatest blog on the www is titled "Encounter The Grizz" so w/o further adieu here is your answer.
"One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am -- a reluctant enthusiast... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still there. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards."
That is my motto. It comes from Edward Abbey, Rob's favorite author. If you have yet to read his prose you have cheated yourselves. Abbey was a desert anarchist and polemicist who had the capacity to contradict and make an insane amount of sense at the same time. Look him up.
In regards to the above quote if you fall in the category of enemy remember it is Ed that is calling you a bastard not me even though I personally agree w/ just about everything this man has ever written it's him doing the name calling and further if you are an "enemy" and did take exception to being called a "bastard" it's because the truth hurts and maybe you are a "bastard." Now go outside and do something! Find your Grizz and savor the encounter.