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Another Tale from The Diaries

Pennsylvania, 1970–1971


Halloween this year on Medium, the “stats” say I had 17 views. Browsing through the previous year, I came to a story about Halloween 2020. Quelle difference! An excerpt:

Hurricane Coming — in Pennsylvania! Author Photo

At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant” — Aldo Leopold
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Author’s Introduction to Volume Two (1974–1982)

My duck hunter diaries began in a weathered ledger that I salvaged from an abandoned apartment on the bankrupt Tropicana Club property in Nassau in 1969. Over the years the ledgers stacked up. The economics of publishing in the twenty-first century required dividing fifty…

Bill Burkett

Professional writer, Pacific Northwest. 20 Books: “Sleeping Planet” 1964 to “Venus Mons Iliad” 2018–19. Most on Amazon for sale. Il faut d’abord durer.

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