Once Upon a Wilderness
by Calvin Rutstrum
Though he began his life as a Twin Cities resident, Calvin Rutstrum came to see noise, material wealth, and perpetual frenzy as the narcotics of the city dweller. Rutstrum reminisces about lessons that his time in the wilderness have tought him. He writes about a range of back country issues, including environmental preservation, cultural sensitivity toward Native Americans, the urban versus the rural, and the artistic value of practical skills.