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Happy Birthday, Mr. Muir

Yes, it is the anniversary of John Muir’s birthday today.

At one point when I worked in a bookstore I read much of his published writing. While his language is clearly that of a different era, once you get past that it is impossible to be unaffected by his exuberance and intensity about his subjects – mostly familiar subjects but some that are a bit unexpected.


April 21, 2010 - Posted by | Commentary


  1. I once remarked to a group of visitors that John Muir loved Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada like a man loves his wife.

    Comment by Edie | April 21, 2010

    • :-) Though often when I read him it seems more that he loved the Sierra like one might love an overactive puppy… at least when he was younger.

      Comment by Dan Mitchell | April 21, 2010

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