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 […]

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 […]

The Duke: Up Ahead On the Trail

“Talk low, talk slow and don’t say much.”  John Wayne An image emerges: John Wayne and a young buck ride on their horses into “an unknown”.  John Wayne, also known as “The Duke”, keeps his eyes on the trail looking for what is ahead, while speaking to the younger one, who … in The Duke’s […]

Problem Solving, Men

“Bro: yes, there is a problem.  Now, what?” A friend from the distant past had a sign above his door: “Now, what?” I connected with the question, my thoughts and my strategies a part of “Now, what?” Hypothetical: a man asked, “Well?  Is this a problem?  Or is it an opportunity?”  I smiled at the […]