The following was written, (plagiarized) during Tom's recent
"Advanced Tracking and Nature Observation" course in the Pine Barrens,
the night after he stalked and counted coup on a drumming grouse for the first
time ever: (apologies to Mason Williams)
Lookat that grouse gooser
Goosin' them grouse
Sneakin' thru the woods
Like a tiny mouse.
Goosin' them big grouse,
Goosin' them tiny,
Goosin' them drummin' grouse
In they hiney.
Whozat grouse gooser
Goosin' all around
Rufflin' them ruffled grouse?
Hey!! It's Tom Brown!
[The class thought you'd like to print it.]
John G. Easterling
Dear Tom and Friends,
I've just finished "The Search" and cried through
the last three chapters. Thank you for sharing such sensitivity to the truth. I
have had the honor of glimpsing myself during an inipi sweatlodge ceremony with
Wallace Black Elk, a Sioux holy man, and now feel it is time to look within by
turning outward. I am very interested in attending the Tracker School here in
the Pacific Northwest, and I'd appreciate it if you would send me information
about it - including a schedule of various classes, the cost, etc.
Thanks again for your beautiful books and the wonderful things
you are teaching.
"Metacuye Oyasin" (We are all related)
Dear Steve, Frank, Laurie, Joe, Shannon & C ....
Short card of greetings and thinking of you all! Thanks to all
who wrote in support of college and hope the winter's good to you. We're warm
and toasty down here, just watching the antics of the world. Gary Snyder's trip
was a gas and you'll hear more of it, I'm sure. Good medicine to all.