MN Reads: "The Meaning of Wilderness" edited by David Backes

Feb 4, 2016

David Backes was a college student on the verge of dropping out until he found the books of Sigurd Olson.

34 years after his death, Backes talks about meeting Olson and their enduring friendship, compiling a book of his writings, and how Olson warned our  distractedness, decades before the advent of cell phones, is cutting us off from our essential humanness.

"He's a great example of being stubborn until you find out what you're called to do in life, not just for your own happiness -- that's the way you'll make the difference you're really supposed to make in the lives of others."    - David Backes on Sigurd Olson