I’ve always loved the idea of being that wild mountain man writer who chooses the peace of the wilderness over the current way of things, where a touch of madness breathes life into his works. While that would be impossible currently in my life, the day still may come one day. But until then, I will continue to work on my novel, while balancing the demands of modern life. And I will work to at the very least succeed at having the righteous beard, if nothing else. Though, I am closer to that vision than I’ve lead on, as I live in the country of rural Ohio, up against the forest, and regularly focus on writing in seclusion. Another one of the key aspects of my vision is also something I’ve incorporated into my life, which is that of working with the land, and even though I’m a simple gardener of vegetables, and not so much the cut down trees and slice up firewood every-damn-day sort of work, the activity still feeds my appreciation and understanding, as well as connection to the natural world.
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Article written by Brandon Scott
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