We sit in the darkness watching Rick toss a spinner to the black water we can hear and sense, and we wait for light enough to see our bobbers.
It’s the kind of Oregon winter I remember from my childhood. A mix of cold, snowy days, ice storms and 50-degree, drizzly days.
This is the latter, warm enough to fish without gloves on.
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The wolf is an extraordinary creature.
At once man’s oldest accomplice and his oldest nemesis.
There is some evidence that ancient man used ancient carnivores, some distant relative of the wolf, to help him corner large and unruly sources of food, like woolly mammoths, the protein from which, in turn, increased the size of our brains, which led to more improved hunting techniques and eventually the idea to domesticate wolves into more predictable hunting partners.
As species, we traveled two very distinct pathways through history. Continue reading The Theory of the Wolf