Welcome to the Feature Essay Section

Here we feature a selection of essays from past issues.
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...

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The Meadow by Francesca G. Varela

The Meadow by Francesca G. Varela

by Francesca G. Varela ♦ Photography by Duncan George Appears in the Spring 2016 Issue of The Wayfarer. Order a print or the full e-edition here» I remember the night we heard the coyotes. It was summer, or almost summer, and I was still a teenager. Although long past...

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 A Light Inside the Mountain by Jason Kirkey

 A Light Inside the Mountain by Jason Kirkey

Rewilding Column by staff writer Jason Kirkey • Feature Photographer: Duncan George Appears in the Spring 2016 Issue of The Wayfarer. Order a print or the full e-edition here» There is a glen in Ireland. The entrance is difficult to find—you have to know what you’re...

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Body Prayer

Body Prayer

by Mary Petiet 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»   All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well....

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Anam Cara

Anam Cara

by Benjamin DeVos 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»   When my eighty-five year old grandmother arrived at our house for a belated...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Lake by Shannon Viola

The Lake by Shannon Viola

Featured in Vol. 3 Issue 3, Autumn 2014 Header Image by © Leslie M. Browning I. Videnda My cousins, Corey, Lindsey, Hailey, and I call our grandmother Nanny, and our Nanny lives in a log cabin in Litchfield, Maine. Across from her street, there is a lake. We spend our...

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The Men Died First

The Men Died First

Appeared in Vol 2 Issue 3 (Summer 2014) Header:  © Kate Mereand-Sinha by Sharlene Cochrane In my family, the men died first; the women carried on. Women in three consecutive generations faced the death of their husbands from early, unexpected illness. Necessity shaped...

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Loneliest Beach In The Megalopolis

Loneliest Beach In The Megalopolis

Walking And Dreaming On A City’s Wild Shore by David K. Leff Appeared in The Wayfarer Vol 2 Issue 1 Header photo by Jacquie Roecker It’s a breezy, cloud studded summer day on Connecticut’s longest undeveloped and unprotected barrier beach less than an hour’s drive...

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