The Journey and the Journal

August 24, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

We don’t read a lot of true journal writing anymore. It’s almost as if “journalism” has gone the way of “liberalism” in the American lexicon. Dennis Anderson, though, shows it can still be done, and well, writing about a trip to fish the Bighorn River in Montana. “But as with my friend in Montana, the Chief wants primarily, always, to discuss subjects that have only indirect human dimensions. The ‘natural world’ is one way to say this. So over dinner he and I talked about birds and fish, prospects for the migration, the hurricane, and particularly about the growing presence on world markets of crocodile skins.” In the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune.