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Creek Running North
November 18, 2004
I must be out of the loop, somehow, having missed the news that Ellen Meloy, one of my favorite writers, died in her sleep a week ago.
From the obit linked above, written by Verlyn Klinkenborg:
"A great deal of nature writing," she wrote, "sounds like a cross between a chloroform stupor and a high Mass."
Those of you who haven't should go read her book Raven's Exile right now. I'd lend you mine, but I just handed it to the Journal's newest intern, Katie Renz, whom I'm secretly grooming to become Ellen's replacement - not that anyone could.
Posted by Chris Clarke at November 18, 2004 11:12 AM
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I just discovered Creek Running North, very interesting perspectives, written with humour and warmth. It's been very inspiring to read your articles over these last few days. Do you have a written biography somewhere on the net, so I can find out more about what formed the man that has created these very warming and delightful articles?
Hmm, interesting idea. Here.
(and, oh, um, thanks.)Posted by: Chris Clarke at November 18, 2004 02:40 PM
Autobios are fun. :)
I'm sorry to hear about her death -- now I'm going to have to track down a copy of that book.
btw, where'd you find the bighorn pictograph for your gravatar?Posted by: Rana at November 18, 2004 04:42 PM