Werner Herzog appears on stage atStanford Feb 2 to discuss his favorite book, about peregrine falcons. No word yet on what type of gastro stunt he will simultaneously endeavor.I’m liking the new Bird Dog, on Ramona roasting up a leather football from Shinola, on ham.
edit to add it: The book he will be discussing is by Baker. J.A. Baker, written in the 1960s but just now picking up speed as a cultural pollstar. Initially as the topic appeared to me it was suggested that Baker was a mysterious figure, about whom we knew little but these words, about the birds – -and hence I thought of Wiltsee — but now, or as of 2011, we seem to have a more complete picture. To wit: In 2011, Collins published a new edition of The Peregrine  which also included The Hill of Summer and extracts from his diaries. The book includes an introduction by Mark Cocker and notes by John Fanshawe. Prior to this book, little was known about Baker’s personal life but this has now changed. He was born on 6 August 1926 and lived in Chelmsford, Essex. He secondary education was at King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford His books are based largely on his observations of birds in the Essex countryside especially in the area from Chelmsford to the coast. He was unable to drive (despite working for the Automobile Association) and travelled by bicycle. From around 1970 he suffered from severe rheumatoid arthritis and contracted cancer as a result of the drugs taken to alleviate the arthritis. He died on 26 December 1987. (from wiki)
2. Felstiner, on Wiltsee: is “this dust of words” sic a phrase used by Wiltsee, then Felstiner and then Rose?
3. wiltsee lived at “toad hall” on Bryant Street, near the creek??? I wonder where exactly this was.