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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....

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,...

Lunans and the Grace of Gravity by Gail Collins-Ranadive

Lunans and the Grace of Gravity by Gail Collins-RanadiveFrom 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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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