I welcome hearing from readers. We are two halves
of a whole, you and I. We create our own ecosystem,
writer and reader. We thrive from one another's
activities, like bees and blossoms.
In Jackson Hole, where I have lived for the past
30 years, this connectedness of living things is
so present it would be difficult to exclude it from
one's world view. The mountain ranges are vast and
beautiful; the wild animals varied and abundant;
the weather fierce; and the people living here awake
to it all.
If anything defines my life it is the intention
to become fully aware and participating in the exchange
of creative energy all about me. That includes writing,
of course, but also includes my relationships, the
outdoors, and spiritual practice.
These subjects are what I write about, either overtly
or covertly. I write about what I want to understand,
following my curiosity toward a place that often
asks more questions than it answers. But that, too,
is true of life.
Joseph Campbell said, "People say that what
we're seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think
that's what we're really seeking. I think that what
we're seeking is an experience of being alive..."
As readers and writers, we agree with Joseph Campbell.
We both read and write in order to expand our experiences
of being alive.