One Shade of Grey in the USA

One Shade of Grey in the USA

If the last step is catching the ferry on time, the first step is planning the trip with an eye toward building abundant time cushions into each leg. At approximately dawn, with a long drive looming and a rigid ferry schedule, the car is packed with people, pets, necessities, various sundries, and some doubt. Is … Continued

To the Lake in Maryland

To The Lake The lake. The words are simple yet promise escape and wonderment. In the western edge of Maryland, among former farms, sits Deep Creek Lake, and along its shore is my favorite spot on Earth. “Something there isn’t that doesn’t love a wall,” Robert Frost once wrote about nature creating upheaval against rocks … Continued

Wyoming: The Mountain That Runs In My Veins

When my father was 16-years old, his father took him and his older brother to Wyoming to climb The Grand Teton. Towering above beautiful Jackson Hole, WY, “The Grand” is the highest mountain in the Teton Mountain Range and the second highest in Wyoming. Its what many would call a “starter mountain.” Experienced mountaineers can … Continued

Hot in the Texas Summertime

Deep South Texas in the summertime is hot. The humidity is high and the constant Southeast wind is dry and full of dust. The ground cracks and the grass turns brown. Even the native plants droop and shrivel in the extraordinary heat. People hide inside with their air conditioners on full blast. During one long … Continued

The Contemplative Life in Kentucky

It’s the winter of 2009 and I find myself eager to take a holiday, to abandon my work and leave the cell phone and computer behind, but mostly to have a Christmas (since the death of my parents) that doesn’t involve my being an orphan at someone else’s table. It’s always a difficult decision, how … Continued

May News on WSGT

From our May News at WSGT: WRITING CONTEST: I am continuing to publish three entries from our Inspiration Travel Writing Contest everyday. Our fourth Travel Writing Contest ended on February 14, 2014 with 505 people from 55 countries involved. There will be more entries published through  May 15. Read all the stories published so far: Click here. If you participated … Continued

Memories Regarding Virginia

Humble prayers were made on our corner of Highpoint Drive and Windfall Lane. A family of nine, a van in neutral, coasted out of the driveway to save on gas before rolling any further past the red stop sign at the street’s end, paused momentarily in the dark. This is how I remember beginning vacations. … Continued

Midwest Bones in the USA

Most of my life felt like I wanted to crack the door and let it all escape, like visiting a pet store and having an urge to free the puppies. A split second image comes to mind of prisoners running free while standing in slow motion satiated. I needed out. It started with a broken … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel