As a youth, Dick dedicated his life to being a great student. He had natural aptitude for math and science; and loved to read, especially science fiction. Summers were spent at the family cottage at Cobbetts pond in Windham, New Hampshire. Swimming, boating, and water skiing brought out another side of him. Books were reserved for rainy days. Moonless nights found him out on a raft enjoying the beauty of the stars.
Dick continued his studious ways to graduate Summa cum Laude from Brown University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Hired by Bell Telephone Laboratories (now Lucent Technologies), he combined working with studying to receive a M. S. Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from Northeastern University. He also wrote two scientific books.
This lets you understand who Dick was before acquiring 155 acres in the White Mountains of Sandwich New Hampshire. He was a nerd, with a childhood that fortunately had awakened in him a wonderment of nature. He is now a born-again naturalist.
This book describes the evolution of some neglected woods in Sandwich, New Hampshire from negligible wildlife into a rejuvenated forest where wildlife thrives. As the forest evolves, so does the Nerd - from a research and development engineer to a person who feels an ongoing kinship with the land.