Wild Urges

Wildness isn’t something we overcome. It defines us.

Photo by Kalen Emsley on Unsplash

Long before towns, agriculture, or the first hints of civilization, humans were scratching out lives for themselves in this world. In the hubris of being civilized, we consider those people lesser creatures. We generally think of those earlier versions of ourselves as either childlike innocents or ignorant savages wallowing in bloodlust and carnal abandon…



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Walt McLaughlin

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