Wilder Man in the Fangorn: Off My (Winter) Game

Off My Game … Writers don’t always have the words. Sojourners metaphorically entering the Forest of Fangorn, unsure of what is ahead; unsure of what to do with what is ahead; unsure of what words to use; what weapons to wield in the battles to come, the battles to fight. Winter.  I’m off my game. […]

The Boys are Asking Questions

Hey, Guys … I have wanted to write this post for a while.  This is for men; this is for the sons who need good men to be in their life; this is for women who can encourage men as they feel led.  And just as importantly: this is for the young people in our […]

You GOT TO MOVE, Man!

Rolling Creek Trail, late afternoon.  The trail curved a bit to my right, which was south-west.  I started to hear the water.  After about 10 to 15 yards, the trail headed downward, and I could see Rolling Creek flowing from the west, moving at a good rate of speed.  I stopped when I reached the […]

Bear Conflict … Resolution???

I was not looking for any trouble.  ‘Serious.  But, I did try to sneak one in … through the wildlife neighborhood.  Tuesday nights I get the trash ready for the pickup on Wednesday morning.  Throughout the winter I brought out the heavy-lidded containers Tuesday night, with a great appreciation for this “hibernation” thing that bears […]

“No, I Won’t Back Down”

  “Well, I won’t back down No I won’t back down You can stand me up at the gates of hell But I won’t back down No I’ll stand my ground Won’t be turned around And I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down Gonna stand my ground  And I won’t back down.” Training.  What […]

Non-Pirate Wilderman On The Move!

I am on the move …  True,  countless times I have sat in me ship on a calm sea,  no wind to push the sails.  But, I am still, indeed, on the move.  Mornings have emerged from merciless and endless, nights; I have had no desire to step out of my night, into my light.  […]

Fears of Wildermen

Some men fear … Not being known; Being known; Thus, some men desire to be known and … at the same time … fear being known. Men fear being ridiculed. Men fear condescension. Men fear isolation and … at the same time … desire isolation. Men fear pain. Men fear intimacy. Men fear loss, and […]