I sure never thought of myself as a hiker.
Neither did I ever picture myself doing any writing, at least not any more than the sermons I compose for a local campground ministry.
Rather, I envisioned this retiree happily overseeing a huge garden in our back yard, tending a bounty of prolific, deer-resistant flowers and veggies. Maybe wearing out a hammock or two as well.
Instead, the deer won the battle of the back yard, and they themselves became prolific. However, while they ate and relaxed in their newly claimed piece of land, my life was taking on an entirely new direction, one far from my back yard.
I was hiking the Buckeye Trail in Ohio, all 1,444 miles of it, taking it one piece at a time. The reason I was hiking is now in a story, not yet published. Hiking Without Dave weaves my Buckeye Trail experiences together with the memories I have of my kid brother, who I lost to suicide in 2008. When the book is published, I’ll let you know.
In the meantime, I’ll post articles in my blog that you may enjoy reading. On this site you can also find my photos from each section of the Buckeye Trail.
Feel free to leave comments on the website about the articles or photos. You can also email me if you wish. I’d love to hear from you.