Category Archives: Journeyman Chronicles


Five days out of the week you go to the same place at the same time to do the same thing. One day you notice this pattern. There is a reason for it, of course, but suddenly the regularity of it, the pattern-ness, is strangely compelling. For a moment you have an impression of a vastness consisting of small repetitions. But Read More

The Journey

I will try a bit more. I am putting words to something which starts much deeper than words, deeper than the part of man which is capable of word-making. I am speaking of a weariness that comes not from the muscles, nor from the mind, but from the soul. If the muscles grow tired of working, and the mind grows Read More

A Gate That Swings Both Ways

Last year, at about this season (a month later, let’s say), I built a chicken coop. Well, I funded and designed it and helped to build it. After several design drafts it is still a poorly designed coop; the roosts, the primary purpose of the coop, don’t really belong anywhere and get in the way of everything. It doesn’t accommodate Read More


I am not looking forward to the commencement of the MBA program in which I have enrolled. You see I am confessing up front that it is my own choice that brings it on me; but I don’t think I am compelled to enjoy all of my own choices. While some see it a mark of good character to celebrate Read More