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Into the Georgia Mountains

Linda and I went into the Mountains of Georgia to share with students my enthusiasm for John Muir and his walk through the region in 1867. He went through Unicoi Gap, past Track Rock, Mt. Yonah, and Helen, Georgia. We … Continue reading

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University of Georgia, Griffin

One of the delights of a book tour is meeting new people, sharing your enthusiasm about John Muir and finding some delightful restaurants and Museums. These photos were taken in Griffin, Georgia. I was invited to an evening lecture series … Continue reading

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Dealing with Media

One of my surprises was having to adjust from a lecture format to a media format on both TV and radio. I found this to be both a challenging and delightful experience. Most profs don’t do pithy. But with only … Continue reading

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Book Tour Newbie, First Days

The first few days involved meeting Kathie Bennet, a very helpful contact who arranged our visits throughout Georgia and Florida. After recovering from daylight saving’s time and three hour jet lag, we went to Mercer University Press to meet with … Continue reading

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Southern Book Tour

Beginning tomorrow, I will provide reports and pictures of my Southern book tour in Georgia and Florida in sharing my enthusiasm for John Muir’s Thousand-Mile Walk based on my book,¬†Restless Fires, Young John Muir’s Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in … Continue reading

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Purpose

This is a blog featuring the Thousand-Mile Walk that John Muir took in September, 1867. Muir took this walk to better understand, in his words, “God’s inventions;” the tropical flowers of the South, just two years after the Civil War. … Continue reading

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Theme of the Blog, Restless Fires.

“I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ¬†

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