Walking in Circles: Essays

Walking in Circles: Essays

by James M Wright
Walking in Circles: Essays

Walking in Circles: Essays

by James M Wright


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Wander off the beaten path in this collection of essays that follow the excursions of two pedestrians in Europe. Rather than racking up miles in the obvious museums, husband and wife meander through the streets of Paris in search of the perfect thrift store, intense dark chocolat, and radical poster art. In Ireland, after tramping over limestone karst and occupying neolithic forts, they seek, and find, an ancient well of bardic inspiration. The island of Angelsey and its circular trails confounds them at first, renders them lost, yet still surrenders its oldest secret when they secure the important key-all for a ten-pound deposit at the market. Everywhere they go, they take their time, savoring the weather and the land, availing themselves of each restorative café experience. You may think you know Europe, but these humorous and thoughtful essays will take the reader to places where curiosity can always find something new.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798218228248
Publisher: Metamorphic Press
Publication date: 07/10/2023
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

The author lives with his dear wife in a creaky old house on the coast of Maine. He worked for thirty-five years as a psychotherapist specializing in family therapy and wilderness-based therapy. Before that he planted hundreds of thousands of trees in the industrial forest of the Pacific Northwest. During those years he lived off the grid, built log cabins, learned how to lay stone, and survived numerous exploits of mountaineering, rock climbing, and backcountry skiing. He is the author of: The Gorge of Despair (2018), a mountaineering auto-fiction, Mirror of Beasts (2013), a pscyho-ecological investigation of encounters with wild animals, and the award-winning science fiction novel, Rhizome (2021). A fantasy novel, The Kraken Imaginary, was published by Montag Press in 2022. www.wrightjamesm.com
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