February 19, 1996
How is his family doing? Where is the scholarship fund?
This confirms my favorite magazine and Web site
Q: I was introduced to you and Outside by my best friend/now sister-in-law, Jo Ringnalda. She went to school with you at some point (I can't recall if it was in Bend or Monmouth, Oregon). I am compelled to inform you that after reading your words and those of your peers, I'm reminded why Outside magazine is the only subscription I renew year after year and Outside Online the only Web site I frequent. I have not yet read Into the Wild but I envision myself captivated until the wee hours, turning that last page and exclaiming "that was a fucking great book!"
Please keep that "reckless innocence" in check as you ascend to new heights so as not to deprive the world of your immense talent.
A: Many thanks for your kind words, Lori. I promise that I will do my damnedest to remain in the company of the living for decades to come. I intend to become an ornery, pain-in-the-ass old man.