Human Parts
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Human Parts

When You Teach a Boy to Fish

How my uncle’s generosity — and love of the sea — inspired me for a lifetime

Uncle Tony. Photos courtesy of the author.

SSometimes, early planted seeds that will germinate decades later into a writer’s life are planted by sources neither formal nor literary. Indeed mine were neither. I had Uncle Tony. What Uncle Tony had: An untrained eye for the beautiful and a willingness to share a little time near…

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Carl Safina

Carl Safina

Ecologist, author. Inaugural holder of Endowed Chair for Nature and Humanity, Stony Brook University. SafinaCenter.org, CarlSafina.org