Greg Breining’s stories

Greg Breining reads from his book, “A Hard Water World: Ice Fishing and Why We Do it”, as the winter wind whistles through the door Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in the Barnesville (Minn.) library. He was on his last of a three-day tour of eight branches of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library to talk about ice fishing as well as touch on his earlier books including “Return of the Eagle: How America Saved Its National Symbol”, ” Super Volcano: The Ticking Time Bomb Beneath Yellowstone National Park” and ” Paddle North: Canoeing the Boundary Waters – Quetico Wilderness”. Breining says he has written, “somewhat over a dozen [books]. I get confused because a couple of them I co-authored.” When pressed, he says, “It’s about 14.” Most of them are about outdoors sports in Minnesota or Lake Superior. Yet Breining likes to keep his equipment to a minimum. “I like being out there so much more than I like investing in gear,” he said. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor