BLAST FROM THE PAST
I haven’t seen a copy of FIELD & STREAM in a very long time, but as I was sitting at the doctor’s office, there it was—with knives all over the cover (The Edge Issue, April– May 2018). My doctor let me steal the magazine, so I took it home and rediscovered the FIELD & STREAM of my childhood. I don’t fish or hunt, but I’ve enjoyed the outdoors all my life. My sisters read Seventeen; I read FIELD & STREAM. They went to the prom; I went hiking.
Now I’m 67 years old, and one of my favorite articles in this issue was “The Graduate” by T. Edward Nickens (Total Outdoorsman). These are two very lucky men: the one who raised a good man, and the other who let him. And the very best article was Bill Heavey’s heartbreaking, generous, courageous essay on depression (A Sportsman’s Life). Thanks for a great magazine. Maggie Nelson, via email