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Jeffrey Sawyer

Jeffrey Sawyer is in the Pacific Northwest. The excerpts that appear in this issue are from an unpublished book he has written.

— From June 2004
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

An Inquiry Into Living While Walking The Roads Of America, Mexico, And Beyond

There was a great longing and loneliness inside me. And as I delved into this loneliness, I asked, “Is there an ultimate freedom?” I would eventually walk some thirty-five hundred miles of back roads in the United States and Mexico. Having left behind everything I knew, I had nowhere to go, nothing to do but die into this question. I’d never really wished to be an explorer, yet this inquiry moved me to let go of all that was not entirely new and alive. So my walking journey began.

June 2004
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