Appalachian Trail


Build up to The Breaking

Build up to The Breaking

I hadn't intended to tell the story of The Breaking in the context of vocation and work, but it's the story that has bubbled to the surface in many posts and has been told in bits and pieces, through direct and indirect means, over many months.

The place I want to travel

The place I want to travel

The first part of this post is practical and story-telling in nature. Our itinerary, affordability, roadtrip realities, "how we did it", that kind of thing. The last part is when I delve into the heart, and talk about the "places" I really want to travel.

A good story

A good story

Five summers ago was a very significant summer. We had just uprooted our lives in the United States and living a good story became another way to phrase the kind of life I wanted. Of course, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

Within the realm of possibility

Within the realm of possibility

We live in a fallen world, not a fairy tale. The potential for great evil resides in every one of us. I am increasingly aware of this the older I get. Every chance we take carries a risk, the possibility of loss.

A Tennessee spring story

A Tennessee spring story

Part of the reason it's been so hard to write about our hike is because I don't know which story to tell.

Appalachian Trail spring memories on the North Carolina and Tennessee border

Appalachian Trail spring memories on the North Carolina and Tennessee border

I haven't hiked since I finished the trail with my family last September. My trail feet are getting itchy.

While we wait for spring

While we wait for spring

A trip down memory lane on the Appalachian Trail.