July 20, 2019

Strout column missed

Like Lorna Goodwin (“Thrill of the kill,” BDN letters, Nov. 20), I am not “from away,” but a lifelong resident of Maine. Reading her letter reminded me of how much I miss hearing about Jeff Strout’s kayaking, hiking and outdoor adventures.

I kept hoping his writings would return, but it has been some time since I opened up my weekend edition of the BDN and was whisked away in the early morning to a place I had yet discovered in my own kayak or canoe. His column was the sole reason I turned to the sport pages on the weekends, and now he is gone.

I find the views and interests of those left to write for the daily and weekend editions tilted toward the seek, kill and brag crowd. Those of us who truly enjoy our Maine woods and waters and take nothing in but awe, and nothing out but pleasure, miss an outlet like Jeff’s column.

Tonya L. Troiani


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