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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...

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...

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...

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...

A Something Less than Nothing by Joseph Little

by Joseph Little An excerpt from Letters from the Other Side of Silence Appears in The Wayfarer, Spring 2017 Issue (Vol 6. Issue 6) | Visit the Store» Here’s the truth: Something happened on that volcano in Guatemala. I’m just not sure what. Steve was in the lead,...

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...

 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...

The Wine in the Brine: Walking Cape Cod with Thoreau by Eric D. Lehman

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»   After days of planning and packing, I forgot the boots. My wife Amy and I had driven out to Cape...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A Something Less than Nothing by Joseph Little

by Joseph Little An excerpt from Letters from the Other Side of Silence Appears in The Wayfarer, Spring 2017 Issue (Vol 6. Issue 6) | Visit the Store» Here’s the truth: Something happened on that volcano in Guatemala. I’m just not sure what. Steve was in the lead,...

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...

 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...

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....

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...

The Role of the Trickster in a Time of Change

From Rigid Religion to Fluid Interspirituality; From Industrial Capitalism to Earth Community Contemplative Column by Staff Writer Theodore Richards The following article contains experts from, The Great Re-imagining: Spirituality in an Age of Apocalypse available...

In the Narrows: Lascaux II and the Geography of Hope

by Leslie Van Gelder 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 the replica of Lascaux was built into a low hillside near the original...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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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