Timber Wolf, Lake Superior, Ontario

A lone timber wolf greets
paddlers along the north shore
of Lake Superior, Canada
(Photo by Michael Neiger)

If you write
about the things
and the people
you know best,
you discover
your roots.
Even if they
are new roots,
fresh roots. . .
they are better than. . .
no roots.
   -- Isaac B. Singer
   Time Magazine


Let us . . .
the means
of knowledge.
Let us dare
to read,
and write . . .
Let every
sluice of knowledge
be opened
and set a-flowing.
   -- John Adams
   A Dissertation
   on the Canon
   and Feudal
   Law, 1765

The Rucksack Masthead
By Michael A. Neiger, Marquette, Michigan
Wilderness tripper: backpacking, winter camping, swift-water canoeing
Web site URL: http://therucksack.tripod.com • E-mail: mneiger@hotmail.com
Contents copyright © 1984-2007 by Michael A. Neiger • All rights reserved.



By Michael A. Neiger
Copyright 2001

Last updated on October 13, 2004

Reading maketh
a full man,
a ready man,
and writing
an exact man.
   -- Francis Bacon
   Essays: of Studies,

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Journaling, by Joan R. Neubauer (Alpha Books, 2001)

Dear Diary--The Art and Craft of Writing a Creative Journal, by Joan R. Neubauer (MyFamily.com, Inc., 1995)

How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal, by Claudia Nice (North Light Books, 2001)

How to Make a Journal of Your Life, by Dan Price (Ten Speed Press)

Keeping a Nature Journal--Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You, by Clare W. Leslie and Charles E. Roth (Storey Books, 2000)

Leaving a Trace--On Keeping a Journal, by Alexander Johnson (Little Brown & Co., 2001)

Many Faces of Journaling--Topics & Techniques for Personal Journal Writing, by Linda C. Senn (Pen Central Press, 2001)

A Trail Through Leaves--The Journal as a Path to Place, by Hannah Hinchman (W.W. Norton & Co., 1999)

Wild Days--Creating Discovery Journals, by Karen Skidmore Rackliffe (Karen Skidmore Rackliffe, 1999)


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In God's wilderness lies the hope of the world,
the great, fresh, unblighted, unredeemed wilderness.
— John Muir 1838-1914, Alaska Wilderness, 1890

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