May 2001 Web Edition


Of nature, books and our inheritance of friendships

Robert Cotner

More places in California bear the name John Muir (1838-1914) than that of any other person. Such a tribute is both appropriate and fitting. Read this article.



Robert Cotner

It is April 3, 2001. A light snow is falling in the high Sierras of central California, the temperature is in the high-20s, and deep banks of snow lie all around. I stand before the oldest living object on Earth. Read this article.


Vincent Starrett—A Chicago man of letters

Roger Mangler

Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett was born on October 26, 1876, in Toronto, Canada. At first, the child was believed to have been born dead and was wrapped in that day's edition of the Toronto Star. Read this article.


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