It’s hard to call to mind a book that is as moving as this one is: the incredible account of the life and thought of Stalking Wolf, the wise and courageous native American elder who served as the medicine man for a fiercely independent Apache tribe that refused to be domiciled. This is the stuff of screenplays – or at least of what screenplays should be. For Stalking Wolf was nothing short of a hero’s hero – a thoughtful, righteous man who bemoaned the sacrileges that modern society heaped upon the land – and upon people’s minds and hearts! Here was a man who loved both the earth and all its denizens – human, plant, and animal – and who lived his teachings to the fullest, as a true exemplar. To have met this man would have been an honour beyond honours; to have lived as his student, as the author did as a youngster, would have been a privilege incomparable. In an age of cardboard heroes and plastic personalities, I can’t think of a better role model for kids – and even for we adults! – than this beloved “Grandfather.” Hats off to you, Tom Brown, for writing such an intensely vivid and stirring account. “Thanks for the memories…””
Posted by Treebeard on December 21st 2014
Nature is God“Nature is God in a form that we can directly perceive even through our limited senses.”
- Shorten your shower
Every minute you cut from your shower is roughly 5 gallons of water. The less time your shower takes, the lower your impact on the environment.