Wild Notes: Observations over time about birds and other fleeting things

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Wild Notes chronicles several year’s worth of daily observations written in a logbook style by a regular guy who happens to be a bird watcher, among other things. In the tradition of wilderness junkies like Ed Abbey, Annie Dillard and even that odd old hermit, Thoreau, the author is hooked on the elemental kick that starts with an easy-going interest in birds and goes beyond to an interest in all fleeting things. Bird watching, once considered a gentle hobby, is now known to be a wilderness adventure enjoyed by rough and ready men and women of all ages. Hard-muscled, hard-bitten, bug-bitten explorers who bushwhack trackless wilds. Or ordinary folk who stalk neighborhood nature trails. Whichever kind you are, you’re out to find animals that are not only accessible, but entirely wild. They could be avian migrants newly arrived from a South American jungle to spend summer with you. Or winter vagrants that flew across a thousand-mile tundra to visit your neck of the woods. Birds, like uninhibited thoughts, go where they want. From them you can acquire a “life list” of sightings, but you can also get insights that would never have occurred if you hadn’t lost yourself in the woods for a bit to stalk things that fly in and out of your life. Throughout “Wild Notes,” the date shown on the left page indicates a true moment in time. The right page explains what happened then: what was seen, thought about and what was worth sharing with you.

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About the Author :

Mike Lubow is a former VP Creative Director of a multi-national ad agency and founder of a mid-sized Chicago ad agency. (Actually, not mid-sized. Smallish, really, but big of heart). He’s written a popular column called “Got a Minute” for the Chicago Tribune, and has published fiction and non-fiction in a variety of national magazines from the literary to the glossy, some in Australia, New Zealand and several European countries. One of his stories was translated into four other languages. His newspaper columns have been collected in the book “In a Chicago Minute,” and ten of his published short stories have been collected in the book “Paper and Ink.” Both books are available online or through bookstores. He’s also creator of the online magazine “Two-Fisted Birdwatcher.” The author lives in the Chicago area. He’s a husband, father, grandfather, and could’ve played pro basketball if he were only a little taller.

From Kirkus Reviews :

Short pieces capture a Chicago-area bird watcher's thoughts as he looks for glimpses of life on the wing. Lubow's advertising background gives him a good instinct for pared-down prose and punchy lines that approach the directness of poetry, as in "Place names": "I’m' not in the business of naming things. Still, that doesn't stop me from remembering them. And, in a way, that's the same thing." Lubow’s knowledgeable about birds’ names, habits, colors ...but wears it lightly...Many pieces speak of...longing for the wilderness. Yet, he says, "When you leave the woods, all settled and free of words, what craziness makes you go to the keyboard and type these?" Many readers will find the tension of this contradiction relatable. Wondering why bee populations are down and cormorants are plentiful, Lubow just shrugs:.."What’s going on? That’s up to science to figure out, if it can," concluding that "change happens—get used to it." Another essay observes..."was that meadowlark the last one you’re going to see around here?" He succeeds in conveying his love for avians and the excitement of spotting them in the wild. Fast-flying...pieces that celebrate patient observation...” --“Kirkus Reviews”

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