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Inner Climate Change: Spirituality in the Age of Loneliness

By Theodore Richards, from the 2021 autumn/winter issue I’m on the bus, in a crowd but somehow feeling lonely. We are heading north, along Lakeshore Drive, past Lake Michigan, its waves shimmering in the sunlight, waterfowl dancing along its edge. No one notices....

COMMONPLACE

A poem by Amy Nawrocki, from the autumn 2021 issue When I am disorientatedand longingfor the company of resolve I find myself living among frondsnext to the rock named for emptiness every day imagining geraniumsthe orientating newnessof honeysuckle. Amy Nawrocki is...

LIVING IN THE DARK: The Lineage of the National Park Service

A Travel Column by L.M. Browning from the Spring 2021 Special Double Issue Sequoia National Park,Sierra Nevada Mountains, California The sun was setting and the misty blanket of night was rising at the base of the towering Sequoia grove. I’d wandered off the beaten...

GREEN IN THE TIME OF VIRUS

A poetic offering from our Spring 2021 issue, by Gunilla Norris

12 Tiny Things, Two Open Hearts

Meet 12 Tiny Things authors Heidi Barr & Ellie Roscher, interviewed by Wayfarer Editor Leslie M. Browning | From the Spring 2021 Issue

The Bouquet of the Last Direction

by Frank LaRue Owen, from The School of Soft-Attention When the soul becomes unburdenedit’s like a new saddle on a fresh horse. Suddenly the trail feels right again,and the strong horizon line in front of you as you turnbecomes its own form of soothing medicine....

Our Angel of the Get Through | An Interview with Andrea Gibson

From our Autumn 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store› The Wayfarer of our Autumn 2019 Issue | Shop Now All Rights Reserved.   Our Angel of the Get Through   A Conversation...

Going Home Again | Wild Silence Travel Column

From our Autumn 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store› Going Home Again By L.M. Browning   “What is the meaning of life? That was all—a simple question; one that tended to close in...

Smoking on My Deathbed by Theodore Richards

The Wayfarer of our Spring 2019 Issue Look for the Print and eEdition on: Amazon - B&N - Our Store “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”  —Dylan Thomas My five-year-old is, in many ways, my easiest child, overall. She’s the kind of child that teachers love,...

The Forest for the Trees by William Huggins

The Wayfarer of our Spring 2019 Issue Look for the Print and eEdition on: Amazon – B&N – Our Store Three nights in a row coyotes wake me. In our tent, the thin membrane that allegedly protects us from the wild outside, my wife and daughter and three rescue dogs...
Inner Climate Change: Spirituality in the Age of Loneliness

Inner Climate Change: Spirituality in the Age of Loneliness

By Theodore Richards, from the 2021 autumn/winter issue I’m on the bus, in a crowd but somehow feeling lonely. We are heading north, along Lakeshore Drive, past Lake Michigan, its waves shimmering in the sunlight, waterfowl dancing along its edge. No one notices....

COMMONPLACE

COMMONPLACE

A poem by Amy Nawrocki, from the autumn 2021 issue When I am disorientatedand longingfor the company of resolve I find myself living among frondsnext to the rock named for emptiness every day imagining geraniumsthe orientating newnessof honeysuckle. Amy Nawrocki is...

LIVING IN THE DARK: The Lineage of the National Park Service

LIVING IN THE DARK: The Lineage of the National Park Service

A Travel Column by L.M. Browning from the Spring 2021 Special Double Issue Sequoia National Park,Sierra Nevada Mountains, California The sun was setting and the misty blanket of night was rising at the base of the towering Sequoia grove. I’d wandered off the beaten...

The Bouquet of the Last Direction

The Bouquet of the Last Direction

by Frank LaRue Owen, from The School of Soft-Attention When the soul becomes unburdenedit’s like a new saddle on a fresh horse. Suddenly the trail feels right again,and the strong horizon line in front of you as you turnbecomes its own form of soothing medicine....

Our Angel of the Get Through | An Interview with Andrea Gibson

Our Angel of the Get Through | An Interview with Andrea Gibson

From our Autumn 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store› The Wayfarer of our Autumn 2019 Issue | Shop Now All Rights Reserved.   Our Angel of the Get Through   A Conversation...

Going Home Again | Wild Silence Travel Column

Going Home Again | Wild Silence Travel Column

From our Autumn 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store› Going Home Again By L.M. Browning   “What is the meaning of life? That was all—a simple question; one that tended to close in...

Smoking on My Deathbed by Theodore Richards

Smoking on My Deathbed by Theodore Richards

The Wayfarer of our Spring 2019 Issue Look for the Print and eEdition on: Amazon - B&N - Our Store “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”  —Dylan Thomas My five-year-old is, in many ways, my easiest child, overall. She’s the kind of child that teachers love,...

The Forest for the Trees by William Huggins

The Forest for the Trees by William Huggins

The Wayfarer of our Spring 2019 Issue Look for the Print and eEdition on: Amazon – B&N – Our Store Three nights in a row coyotes wake me. In our tent, the thin membrane that allegedly protects us from the wild outside, my wife and daughter and three rescue dogs...

Lunans and the Grace of Gravity by Gail Collins-Ranadive

Lunans and the Grace of Gravity by Gail Collins-Ranadive

From our Spring 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store› The Wayfarer of our Spring 2019 Issue Look for the Print and eEdition on: Amazon – B&N – Our Store “...the universe, by...

East Meets Southwest | A Conversation with Poet Frank LaRue Owen

East Meets Southwest | A Conversation with Poet Frank LaRue Owen

From our Spring 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store› The Wayfarer of our Spring 2019 Issue   There are certain path crossings that stay with you as fated moments—certain...

December 2018 Kenya, The Mara | A Poem

December 2018 Kenya, The Mara | A Poem

From our Spring 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store› by Heloise Jones Dedicated to Simon Metekai Masago and Jackson Kayionni Letiol The bleached bones of buffalo,wildebeest.Their...

The Laws of Gravity | A Poem by L.M. Browning

The Laws of Gravity | A Poem by L.M. Browning

From our Spring 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store›Expectations are sheer cliffs we cannot helpbut climb. The perfect, plumb ground too easy and expectedbears no liking for those...

Spring in The Mindful Kitchen with Heidi Barr

Spring in The Mindful Kitchen with Heidi Barr

From our Spring 2019 Edition | Visit our store to treat yourself to the full issue in either print or digital format. | Browse the Store› “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” —Rainer Maria Rilke In the northland, sometimes spring...

Birth by Theodore Richards

Birth by Theodore Richards

During the second to last week I worked in Zimbabwe the price of bread tripled overnight. There were strikes and riots in the cities. Mugabe was condemned by the West. The West was condemned by Mugabe. In the bush, the earth cracked in the dry air as the...

The Mindful Kitchen by Heidi Barr | Autumn 2018

The Mindful Kitchen by Heidi Barr | Autumn 2018

A Wellness and Food Column by Heidi Barr Autumn in Minnesota is defined by leaves turning burnt umber and ruby, picking the last of the garden crops before the first hard freeze, and spending weekends preserving whatever vegetables and fruits have decided...

Attentive Idling by Iris Graville

Attentive Idling by Iris Graville

Attentive Idling by Staff Writer Iris Graville My compulsion to accomplish is fueled by a computer the size of the pack of cigarettes my mom used to slide into her purse. Portable devices allow us to learn foreign languages, listen to books, and attend...

On the Path of Praise: An interview with Dr. Rev. Matthew Fox

On the Path of Praise: An interview with Dr. Rev. Matthew Fox

On the Path of Praise An Interview with Bestselling Author Dr. Rev. Matthew Fox by Staff Writer Theodore Richards   Richards: You’ve been working for decades to fight against injustice and fascism. What is it like to see the rise of Trump? Are you...

The New Myth by Theodore Richards

The New Myth by Theodore Richards

The New Myth by Theodore Richards Adapted from The Great Re-imagining: Spirituality in an Age of Apocalypse   "Where’s your mother?” my father asked, fumbling with his keys and, more significantly, his emotions. He couldn’t bear to go inside to look...

Writer in a Bulletproof Vest by Iris Graville

Writer in a Bulletproof Vest by Iris Graville

Writer in a Bulletproof Vest by Iris Graville Almost ten years ago, I got hooked on “Castle,” a television series about New York Police Department (NYPD) detectives.  Cop shows don’t usually appeal to me, but in this one, main character Rick Castle was a...

The Kennedy Center: A Legacy of Grassroots Compassion

The Kennedy Center: A Legacy of Grassroots Compassion

The Kennedy Center A Legacy of Grassroots Compassion by L.M. Browning with Kelly Kancyr   The Kennedy Center was founded in 1951. It stands as a testament to the force of a small group of dedicated citizens to impact change in our communities. The...

Reimagining the Possible with Artist Nancy C. Woodward

Reimagining the Possible with Artist Nancy C. Woodward

Nancy C. Woodward is an award winning photographic and mixed media artist. Her shadow portraits, colorful trees and ethereal landscapes depict unique views of the natural world. Nancy photographs moments when the natural world appears changed. She...

Light-time by Gail Collins-Ranadive

Light-time by Gail Collins-Ranadive

The Enviromental Column (Photo Above my Issue Feature Photographer, James Scott Smith)   Binge reading back issues of The Wayfarer for this essay, I sit out on my Southern Nevada patio in light that is so vivid I can almost believe that it is just now...

Forest Bathing | A Poem by Frank LaRue Owen

Forest Bathing | A Poem by Frank LaRue Owen

Forest Bathing by Frank LaRue Owen Winner 2017 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize    There is a way of entering the forestwhen the breeze of the treesbecomes your guide when the cool gray-green daysand humid blue-green nightsbecome your own skin where the...

Life & the Arts | A New Column by Eric D. Lehman

Life & the Arts | A New Column by Eric D. Lehman

A New Column by Eric D. Lehman   Recently, I was wandering through a vaulted museum hall, steel and concrete and glass packed with abstract sculptures that look vaguely like intestines, paintings resembling organized vomit, and lines of bored...

Contemplating Fatherhood by Theodore Richards

Contemplating Fatherhood by Theodore Richards

The Contemplative Column by Theodore Richards   “Three Girls?!” I have three daughters. This is generally one of the first things I tell people about myself because it is, I have come to know, the central fact of my life. It is perhaps also true that...

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