Reading Henry David Thoreau's "The Maine Woods" and this passage really stood out.
They're hunting moose at night in/near what is now known as the 100 Mile Wilderness:
Once, when Joe had called again, and we were listening for
moose, we heard, come faintly echoing, or creeping from far through the
moss-clad aisles, a dull, dry, rushing sound with a solid core to it, yet as if
half smothered under the grasp of the luxuriant and fungus-like forest, like
the shutting of a door in some distant entry of the damp and shaggy wilderness.
If we had not been there, no mortal had heard it. When we asked Joe in a
whisper what it was, he answered, "Tree fall." There is something
singularly grand and impressive in the sound of a tree falling in a perfectly
calm night like this, as if the agencies which overthrow it did not need to be
excited, but worked with a subtle, deliberate, and conscious force, like a boa-constrictor,
and more effectively then than even in a windy day. If there is any such
difference, perhaps it is because trees with the dews of the night on them are
heavier than by day.
Just got this via email from TGCA. Notice requirement to be member before November 1:
The Board also voted to split Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year for swimming and diving. One athlete will be selected as Athlete of the Year in swimming and one athlete will be selected as Athlete of the Year in Diving in 4A-5A-6A. One Coach of the Year will be selected in swimming and one Coach of the Year will be selected in diving in 4A-5A-6A. As with Track & Field, the nomination process is the same, but you MUST designate whether you are nominating the athlete or coach for swimming or diving. This can be done on the nomination form under the comments section. All coaches and coaches of nominees must be a member of TGCA before the November 1st deadline to be eligible for honors. Not a member? Visit TGCA here
Graham's daughter, Jenny Lord, posted info on his Caring Bridge page:
Dad’s Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, September 1st (Labor Day
Weekend) at Dads Club, 1006 Voss Road —off I10 in Houston. The
celebration will begin at 1:00 with a time of remembrance starting at
1:30. The rest of the afternoon will include swimming of laps (for
anyone interested) and food/drink. Dad wanted everybody to come casual
and have a good time. There has been talk of a Graham Johnston memorial
fund that would go towards a new pool named after him in the future.
More on that later.
“Swimming has been my life for so long,” Johnston said at the time. “I can’t picture ever doing anything else. I love the sport. As long as I am alive, I probably will be swimming.” Over the years, Johnston trained for races by swimming two hours a day on a nearly daily basis at the Dad’s Club in Houston. By the age of 79, he had broken 81 records in Masters Swimming and was inducted in the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame, according to the Chronicle’s archives.