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August 25, 2019

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High bridge in woods

The Two Americas I Discovered on the Appalachian Trail

For as long as I can remember, there has been increasing political and academic rhetoric about income inequality. There is no point in arguing the existence of such a gap — it’s there — but to focus solely on income is to misunderstand the great divide that exists in today’s America. While thru-hiking 2,200 miles

Happy Father’s Day from the Appalachian Trail

Last year for Father’s Day I wrote a tribute to my father and fathers everywhere that was heavily influenced by the psychological research I was in deep study of at the time. This year I will find myself on the Appalachian Trail on Father’s Day, doing even more online writing than last, so in the