Tag: spiritual memoir

Dedication

Dedication
Walker: A Memoir

 
 
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For my mom, the rock against whom I have pushed. You’ve shown me where my work was, and that’s what I’ve needed to find; that’s where I’ve needed to shine my own light. It has been a gift to follow in your footsteps, hard as that has been at times.  For my dad, whose path has also been my path.…

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Poem

Poem
Walker: A Memoir

 
 
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From Proverbs and Tiny Songs   You walking, your footsteps arethe road, and nothing else;there is no road, walker,you make the road by walking.By walking you make the road,and when you look backward,you see the path that younever will step on again.Walker, there is no road,Only wind-trails in the sea. – By Antonio Machado (1875–1939), translated by Robert Bly

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Preface

Preface
Walker: A Memoir

 
 
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They say to be careful when pointing a finger at someone else because you always have three pointing back at yourself. Never have I felt this to be truer than while writing this book.  I’ve done a lot of work on myself. And as I’ve worked my way through challenging feelings stemming from my childhood, I’ve sensed the truth: This…

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Prologue

Prologue
Walker: A Memoir

 
 
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When I was a junior in college, I upgraded my employment situation from throwing pizzas at Sammy’s to serving drinks across the street at Houligan’s bar and restaurant. Houligan’s was a downtown establishment that was more upscale than your average college bar along Water Street. Tips in the bar area, however, generally consisted of leftover change, and since the cocktail…

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