HOW OUR PATHS CROSSED
Looking back at the paths Christopher and I have traveled, one ould never think that we would be colleagues—or, more imporantly, friends. Despite our different backgrounds and almost a 0-year age difference, the two of us are more alike than we are ifferent. We both respect the environment, teach what we know o those who will listen, and we both believe that survival means orking together.
The 1970s were a turbulent time in America. Christopher became volved in the growing environmental and social awareness ovements while I went into the military. He is from the more free thinking” environment of Southern California, and I am from more conservative rural area of New England. In those days, our orlds couldn’t have been farther apart.
Over the years, I had been reading Christopher’s writings, never eally having a clue to who he was. In 2016, Christopher became he editor of American Survival Guide, and we clicked right away. e liked what I was writing, and when he offered suggestions bout how to make a piece better, the critiques were taken in the ame manner as they were given.
Christopher’s work still frequents the pages of ASG, and although e is no longer “the boss,” we have remained friends. It is a iendship that finds me asking for his advice much more than he other way around!