Our Blog

A Posthumous Conversation with Wayfarer Rachel Carson

by Iris Graville, from the Spring/Summer issue which is available now. Nearly every issue of this journal includes interviews with wayfarers, described as those whose inner compass is ever-oriented to truth, wisdom, healing, and beauty in their own wandering. These...

Life Unfolding and Black Bean Taco Salad

The Mindful Kitchen, by Heidi Barr: Autumn 2021 Issue Raise your hand if you have ever been impatient when it comes to seeing results.  Everyone raises their hands, including me.  Humans seem wired to strive, to grow, to seek improvement. (Even if we’re not...

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...
Altruistic Hiking

Altruistic Hiking

by L.M. Browning Featuring field photos by the author. This article is featured in the Autumn 2015 issue of The Wayfarer (Vol 4 Issue 2) Visit our bookstore to purchase an e-edition or print edition. Go to the Store»     May 4, 2015 | Napatree Point, Rhode...

Little Kinglet  | A Poem

Little Kinglet | A Poem

by Camille Thomasson This article is featured in the Autumn 2015 issue of The Wayfarer (Vol 4 Issue 2)   Visit our bookstore to purchase an e-edition or print edition. Go to the Store» The kinglet in the winter wood weighs as much as a plump cherry. When amorous,...

A Wayfarer: David K. Leff

A Wayfarer: David K. Leff

This article is featured in the Autumn 2015 issue of The Wayfarer (Vol 4 Issue 2) Visit our bookstore to purchase an e-edition or print edition. Go to the Store»   The Sage of Collinsville An In-depth Profile by Staff Writer Eric D. Lehman   A writer’s home...

Ordinary Marvels | A Poem

Ordinary Marvels | A Poem

by Timothy Norton This article is featured in the Autumn 2015 issue of The Wayfarer (Vol 4 Issue 2) Visit our bookstore to purchase an e-edition or print edition. Go to the Store»   I wonder why people ask about the weather; Or if a landscape is beautiful. The...

Pointed Reminders: Revolutionary Obelisks by David K. Leff

Pointed Reminders: Revolutionary Obelisks by David K. Leff

Featured in Vol.4 Issue 1 | The Spring 2015 Edition Narrative is an important means by which to gain access to the meanings of the obelisk. —Grant Parker, Stanford University It needled the sky like a stone rocket aimed for the clouds. As I gazed heavenward along the...

Building a Temple of the Heart  by Perle Besserman

Building a Temple of the Heart by Perle Besserman

Featured in Vol.4 Issue 1 | The Spring 2015 Edition Photo by Ryan Upp, Feature Photographer of the Issue Building a Temple of the Heart by Perle Besserman When my husband and I first met as residents in a Honolulu Zen center, we were each holding fast to some very...

Soft Fascination by Jeff DeBellis

Soft Fascination by Jeff DeBellis

  Featured in Vol.4 Issue 1 | The Spring 2015 Edition Soft Fascination by Jeff DeBellis I built a perfect teepee with dry juniper twigs filled its interior with bits of paper and lit it with a cardboard match. The flame steadily climbed unil the entire teepee was...

Listening to Our Listening by Gary Whited

Listening to Our Listening by Gary Whited

  Featured in Vol.4 Issue 1 | The Spring 2015 Edition Last summer I sat on top of Hurricane Point overlooking Silver Lake in central New Hampshire. Wind sounded through scant trees on the steep little hill mingled with the hum of a distant motorboat, then two of...

Dear Mary Oliver by Gloria Heffernan

Dear Mary Oliver by Gloria Heffernan

Featured in Vol.4 Issue 1 | The Spring 2015 Edition Dear Mary Oliver, by Gloria Heffernan Thank you for inviting me to eavesdrop on your conversations with the grasshopper; for allowing me to follow at a safe distance during your solitary walks through the fields just...

Diptych on New Mexico by Kael Moffat

Diptych on New Mexico by Kael Moffat

Featured in Vol.4 Issue 1 | The Spring 2015 Edition   Diptych on New Mexico by Kael Moffat 1. Along I-40, Outside Gallup Beside bones of coyotes bleached like saints, Beside blood dried on concrete like wine on lace, Beside tufts of fur strewn like abandoned...

Summer People by Gail Collins-Ranadive

Summer People by Gail Collins-Ranadive

  Featured in Vol.4 Issue 1 | The Spring 2015 Edition Abandoned!! I felt utterly abandoned, stranded in front of the neighborhood ice cream stand, reading the ‘closed for the season’ sign. It was after Labor Day, the official end of summer, and 25,000 copies of...

Reimagining the Possible | An Interview with Byron Metcalf

Reimagining the Possible | An Interview with Byron Metcalf

by Staff Writer Jamie K. Reaser Article Appears in The Wayfarer Vol 3 Iss 4 | Winter 2014 | Visit our Shop to Order» 1. Mary Oliver begins her poem, The Journey, by writing, “One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began…” Tell me what that day was like for...

The River and its Way

The River and its Way

Article Appears in The Wayfarer Vol 3 Iss 4 | Winter 2014 | Visit our Shop to Order» Image by Duncan George | Feature Artist for the Issue Essay by Jason Kirkey   When I was very young my family lived on a ridge that divides two watersheds. On the eastern side of...

A Wayfarer | New York Times Bestseller Wallace J. Nichols

A Wayfarer | New York Times Bestseller Wallace J. Nichols

  Article Appears in The Wayfarer Vol 3 Iss 4 | Winter 2014 | Visit our Shop to Order» by Staff Writer Jamie K. Reaser   “Blue Mind is, deep down, about human curiosity, knowing ourselves more and better.” —Céline Cousteau in Blue Mind   I’ve twice had...

Essex Books: A Literary Potting Shed For Local And Regional Authors

Essex Books: A Literary Potting Shed For Local And Regional Authors

Feature Column: Independent Books, Independent Minds: Our Indie Bookstore Spotlight by Writer Susan K. McCann, proprietor of Essex Books Appeared in Volume 3 Issue 3 Photo of Gather © Jody Dole In the book, The Potting Shed, author Linda Joan Smith writes, “In such a...

String Theory by Gunilla Norris

String Theory by Gunilla Norris

Appeared in Volume 3 Issue 3 Gunilla Norris is the feature poet of the issue and has four poems featured in the edition. Photo ©  Stuart Madden   It is so bright today that the two fishermen—dark silhouettes— seem to be standing on water. Perhaps they are father...

Four Nesting Boxes by Diana Woodcock

Four Nesting Boxes by Diana Woodcock

Appeared in Volume 3 Issue 3 Diana Woodcock has two poems featured in this issue. Photo © Lee Coursey   surround the dune shack, each one claimed by a pair of tree swallows busy preening and mating, setting up housekeeping, sweeping insects from the air. Song...

The Old Man And The Heron by John Grey

The Old Man And The Heron by John Grey

Appeared in Volume 3 Issue 3 John Grey has two poems featured in this issue. Photo Left: © Jacquie Roecker | www. jacquieroecker.com   Heron at edge of pond, a spike of blue in green reeds as, in the distance, an old man peers through the telescope. His...

Join Our Newsletter