Kites!: Remebering the proportions of the kites I built when I was 12, I built a large kite from scrap materials while in Maine. The kite was six feet tall and had the lift needed to carry a video camera aloft. It reached astonishing heights and gave us not only an orbital view of Lane's Island but a surprising face-to-face view of the Green Man, the omnipresent god of forests and the world's green places. You can see flight video and photos from the ground at www.danielhechtblog.com.
"Former musician Daniel Hecht has brought a welcome artistry to his new field . . . He is a writer for those who demand texture, intriguing information, and a provocative thesis along with their thrills." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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