Essays


Still Running

Lady gingerly wades into the water and immediately squats down and pees. Her facial muscles relax and her mouth turns upwards- a hint of a smile. She wades deeper into the pool, but rarely gets her back wet. I take off my sandals, step into the cold and drip water over her head and her […]

Leave No Bee Behind

On July 5th I woke up worried about the bees. I was worried about the bees because of the fireworks the night before and then when I went out to the backyard to check on the hive, I worried even more because I didn’t see any bees at the entrance. I had just read that […]

The International Appalachian Trail

“Of the eons of geological periods recorded in the stratification of the earth: of the myriad minute entomological organic existences concealed in cavities of the earth…” James Joyce, Ulysses There exists an International Appalachian Trail (IAT), a continuation of our iconic Appalachian Trail in the eastern United States. It extends along a path from Mount […]

Try To Capture September

I’ve spent days thinking about September. How can I write a poem about her? Rapid changes are occurring all around me this month, and I’m getting dizzy! I’m downright giddy with bursts of nervous energy. This zest charge was unexpected, hidden in the mists of the crisp early morning. I floated, it seemed, at the […]

Discover a Rail Trail

Whenever we want to experience an excursion on a different walking track, we go in search of a rail trail. These trails are shared-use pathways, recycled from abandoned railway corridors, and set aside only for walking, cycling or horse riding. Rail trails link country villages and small towns. They meander through scenic forests and picturesque […]