Rogue River Journal

Rogue River Journal

A Winter Alone

Book - 2005
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In November of 2000, after the Presidential election but before the final results were determined, John Daniel climbed into his pickup, drove to a cabin in the Red River Gorge, and quit civilization. The strictures were severe. No two-way human communications no radio, no music, no clocks or calendars, not even his cat. He would leave his wife behind and put himself into a cabin sure to be snowed-in just after his arrival, and he would live in complete isolation until spring.
He was intent on not hearing a human voice other than his own for the next six months. Thoreau is never far away from ideas like these, and Thoreau's Journals had provided both instruction and inspiration. For in addition to the physical rigor of living in isolation, John Daniel intended to do spiritual work while living alone. A writer living alone is bound to write. And that he did. The result, The Rogue River Journal, is a remarkable memoir.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Shoemaker & Hoard ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9781593760519
Branch Call Number: 811.54 D224R 2005
Characteristics: 352 pages ; 24 cm


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