Note: In addition to getting Charles's books into posthumous publication, I've been slowly chipping away at building his biography. Here is an excerpt of a draft piece for that project, based on notes I scribbled on the subway after my last visit with Charles. It includes one of his pieces previously posted on this blog.
SAW-WHET XMAS From photo-essay collection "Owl"
Frankly, I don’t believe that a Saw-whet owl is likely to be mistaken for the Christ child. However, it was Christmas Eve.