New Essay Published in Prairie Fire
April 16, 2023
It feels so good to finally have my essay "Walking Alone--Dangerous or Heroic?" published in Prairie Fire magazine's Peace issue.
There were two inspirations:
In her wonderful memoir Becoming, Michelle Obama wrote that if you didn't see your own story in the cultural narrative, tell it. I've never seen my story of being a happy loner in the cultural narrative. This is it.
The structure of this essay is stolen from the brilliant Maggie O'Farrell's magnificent memoir I Am, I Am, I Am. I took her bits and reduced them further to essay size.
Thank you, Prairie Fire!!! Thank you, friends, for reading this if you feel so inspired. It's not online, but you can buy it here:
PRAIRIE FIRE, spring issue (if the link doesn't work, it's https://www.prairiefire.ca/current-issue/)
And here's a little preview: (if the embedded code doesn't show the video, it's at https://youtu.be/nnV8MUTMpjY)