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Rock, Snow, Water, Sky

By | July 22nd, 2002|Categories: Other Essays|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

From out of nowhere, two lives, Sudden, like lightning, like budburst,             They explode together Inevitable, like rock, like wind, they entwine,             Twin elements in some universe   Now, on the top of everything [...]

The Cortez Commitment

By | February 1st, 1997|Categories: Other Essays|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The author discovers that crossing the Sea of Cortez by ocean kayak is about faith, commitment--and pain Originally published in Sea Kayaker Magazine, February 1997 edition. Copyright © 1997 Randy Fry.   “So you’re going to [...]

Junkies, Homelessness and Joy To The World

By | December 20th, 1996|Categories: Other Essays|Tags: , , , , |

“Leave the planet, that’s what!” The retort is barbed, I know, but I have a record for being cranky on this subject, and besides, how many good answers are there to a question like, “What [...]

Life, Death and Unbalanced Christians

By | September 21st, 1996|Categories: Other Essays|Tags: , , |

“FTP, Bro’,” my brother Byron said to me over the phone in my motel room two nights ago in Santa Barbara.  The miles had been slow and disturbing on southbound Highway 101 on my way [...]

A Brief Memoir

By | June 2nd, 1994|Categories: Other Essays|Tags: |

The first and last chapter of the memoir I'll never write   Prologue June, 1994 The invisible reader of this absolutely confidential journal may not know or care that there is still argument about the [...]