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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...

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...

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,...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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