The road that wound through a narrow gap between two mountains clung to a steep heather covered rise on one side and fell away at a dizzying pitch on the other. There were few homes along the miles of isolated barely-pavement and a thin set of wires connected irregularly to tall poles by a now-obsolete … Continue reading Graignagower
I am not a flagrant rule breaker. Nor am I particularly spontaneous. But there is something about being on vacation that brings out the daring, something that paid off in leaps and bounds on our trip to Ireland.
It is important to remember Oso as a vibrant place, not as a disaster zone. The community was, and is, a tightly knit family of caring, generous people. People chose to live there for a reason -- because it was beautiful and it remains so. It has shown its heart through tragedy and it continues to rise above the mud.
Ascent, the literary magazine of Concordia College, recently asked to publish a photo I took while on a walk in a neighborhood park. Please visit their beautiful site HERE . Click on my name at the bottom of the page to read my short essay about urban wilderness.