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The spectacular Rupert River!

Where to go from here

If you're here to read about my 1978 (world record) moped trip to the Yukon, Alaska and NWT, please visit the Moped Trip website (

For other travels, click on a region: Newfoundland, Southwest USA; James Bay is on the James Bay Road website; the Rupert River is on the Rupert River website; Labrador is on the Trans-Labrador Highway website; and lots more here

Are you here to see how I naturalized my backyard? CLICK HERE

My father (Robert Muma) was an artist and self-taught expert on moss, and I have reproduced his written and artistic material on the World of Mosses website. And there are many examples of his work as a master bookbinder, restorationist and leathercraftsman on the Mumart website.

If you're here to get your Digital Wallet unit fixed, CLICK HERE

And there's also info about Digital Photography and web design

Or perhaps you would like to read some of my Poetry & Philosophy, or investigate Spiritual Journeys

And who is Walter Muma, anway?





A shrub that grows deep in Ontario forests.  Its bark is exceptionally tough and pliable, making it ideal for emergency survival cordage.  I was first shown this plant years ago when I was 18, on a winter survival weekend.  I had never been able to find it again until recently when a fellow plant enthusiast pointed it out to me.

There's more information about Leatherwood
on the Ontario Trees & Shrubs website

"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours."
-from Illusions, by Richard Bach


Brother Warrior

Gentle warrior,
    with your heart like gold
    and a rainbow in your eyes.
Brave companion,
    do you see a world
    shining in the sky?
With your body dancing like an arrow,
    spreading joy beneath your feet,
And your hands that wave like tall grass
    in the wind as you speak.
With the shyness of a small child
    and the wisdom of a sage,
I tell you now, there is no reason
    to be afraid.

Brother Warrior,
    there are none of us
    who walk this path alone.
Spirit healer
    it's the only life
    that we have ever known.
I see your smile in the sunlight
    I hear your songs in the rain,
Hold you here inside me
    feel your love, and know your pain.
At this time when the earth is waking
    to the dawn of another age,
I tell you now there is no reason
    to be afraid.

We are crying for a vision
    that all living things can share
And Those Who Care
    are with us everywhere.

-- Words by Kate Wolf ( Another Sundown Publishing)
(Kate Wolf was a gifted songwriter & folksinger who unfortunately passed away in the 1980s.  Her music is on Rhino Records)


The Leatherwood Trail
Walter Muma

Walter Muma
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This site last updated Mar 25/16

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