My Grandmother and Mundane Miracles

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Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea…

Transcending the Gnostic Duality: Atemporal Existence, Amoral Judge

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Judge Holden of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian has been identified…

Belated Thoughts on Gerry Largay

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Gerry Largay, also known as Inchworm, was a 66 year old thru-hiker…

To Do What We Want

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"It is just so beautifully wild out there. Sometimes it is difficult…

Relieve the Loading

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For the necessary time, the rope carried the New York wound. The…

Thoughts on Adventures of a Trail Stooge

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I wanted to share with everyone… Just share a little bit about…

Adventures of a Trail Stooge Excerpt

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Here's a short excerpt from the upcoming Adventures of a Trail…

Thanks to Jerry

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The old man’s smooth hair was dark, nearly black. Flecks of…

The Pilgrim

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When I first saw him, I had just finished making camp beside…

The Makeup Artist

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Rebecca came home for the weekend for her cousin’s Communion;…

The Balsa Airplane

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The girl wound the rubber band propeller of the balsa wood airplane.…

August William Orange

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August William Orange woke to the clatter of angels bowling,…

Become What You Are

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I did not look up. I kept my eyes cast down, not wanting it to…

To Tend a Garden

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Last year, we planted a garden. My father, brother, and I cut…

"But what cruel thing is war..."

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But what cruel thing is war; to separate and destroy families…

Gifts of Weirdness

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I think, often in our struggle to become successful individuals,…

The Strangers We Think We Know

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We have gotten used to strangers. They are the people we pass…

Dreams of the Trail

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I begin to hike South, happy to be back on the trail I get…

A View Through Melted Sand

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Sitting here at the window, I've been thinking of how odd it…

"I'm a little sorry..."

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"I'm a little sorry I wasn't wounded in front; it looks cowardly…