It has nothing to do with being civilized.

Rock art by the Cederberg San in South Africa. Photo by Don Pinnock on Unsplash.


Climate change is easy to deny until it’s in your face

Cotton Brook landslide


The inevitability of death and what that implies

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash



Natural selection is much more than the survival of the fittest.

Photo courtesy of Alexander Schimmeck on Unsplash


Groping for meaning in a world we cannot fully comprehend

Photo courtesy of Tim Mossholder on Unsplash




Even Seasoned Backpackers Get Caught Offguard

Cooper Brook Falls


What can we say about god in an ever-changing universe?

Photo by Graham Holtshausen on Unsplash

Walt McLaughlin

Philosopher of wildness, writing about the divine in nature, being human, and backcountry excursions.

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