Vignettes of a Traveler

Vignettes of a Traveler

Aaron A Schultz. Narrative Nonfiction
Our Suffering Imagination
Our Suffering Imagination
Seneca, a roman philosopher, once wrote that "we suffer more often in imagination than in reality." I enjoy the rhetorical work of the word "imagination."...
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The Injustice of American Healthcare
The Injustice of American Healthcare
Objects Are More Important Than People "Of all the form of inequity, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane," Martin Luther King said...
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Repeal of the ACA Obamacare
Repeal of the ACA Obamacare
Many people are sharing their stories of how the repeal of the ACA (or Obamacare) would impact them through the denial of services because of...
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Snowboarding Dawn Patrol
Trail Report. Dawn Patrol. Teton Pass. Wyoming. The ritual starts the night before by packing your pack, which if you’ve had a good winter is...
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Trail Report-Being Prey I
Being Prey. Mile Twenty-Four. Lightening jukes and strikes far down the canyon, moving away, out over the valley. I hike through a light rain, blowback...
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Conspiracy Against American Teachers
50% of new teachers leave the field after five years. Think about it. Just when someone is getting the hang of this difficult job, they...
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Our Suffering Imagination
Our Suffering Imagination
Seneca, a roman philosopher, once wrote that "we suffer more often in imagination than in reality." I enjoy the rhetorical work of the word "imagination."...
Read More
The Injustice of American Healthcare
The Injustice of American Healthcare
Objects Are More Important Than People "Of all the form of inequity, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane," Martin Luther King said...
Read More
Repeal of the ACA Obamacare
Repeal of the ACA Obamacare
Many people are sharing their stories of how the repeal of the ACA (or Obamacare) would impact them through the denial of services because of...
Read More
Snowboarding Dawn Patrol
Trail Report. Dawn Patrol. Teton Pass. Wyoming. The ritual starts the night before by packing your pack, which if you’ve had a good winter is...
Read More
Trail Report-Being Prey I
Being Prey. Mile Twenty-Four. Lightening jukes and strikes far down the canyon, moving away, out over the valley. I hike through a light rain, blowback...
Read More
Conspiracy Against American Teachers
50% of new teachers leave the field after five years. Think about it. Just when someone is getting the hang of this difficult job, they...
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Do What You Love: You Are Saying it Wrong
The Love Affect “Do what you love.” We’ve been saying it backwards. This confusion isn’t our fault because we give and receive this platitude casually,...
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White Male Anger – Response to Trump’s RNC Acceptance Speech
The System is Rigged - Response to Trump and the RNC The system is rigged and I’m angry. I live with crushing student debt, career...
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Our Suffering Imagination

Seneca, a roman philosopher, once wrote that “we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” I enjoy the rhetorical work of the word “imagination.” I also appreciate the Stoics’ philosophical similarities to mindfulness and Buddhism. Two meanings of the word “imagination.” First, it means our emotional reactions–our pain, anger, …

Snowboarding Dawn Patrol

Trail Report. Dawn Patrol. Teton Pass. Wyoming. The ritual starts the night before by packing your pack, which if you’ve had a good winter is packed already and just needs replenishment. Water. Powerbar. Apple. Chocolate. Layers. Headlamp. First aid kit. Lighter. Multi-tool. Eyewear. Avalanche kit: probe, shovel, beacon, inclinometer. Optional …

Trail Report-Being Prey I

Being Prey. Mile Twenty-Four. Lightening jukes and strikes far down the canyon, moving away, out over the valley. I hike through a light rain, blowback from the hot day. My legs and feet are numb and heavy. I am one mile from the Spanish Peaks trailhead—one mile from the truck, …

Old Dog Shaky Legs

(I wrote the following last December, 2015. The photo was taken during Winter’s last camping trip, the weekend before she died. Last Sunday, Jen and I picked up Winter’s ashes, a paw print, and a lock of her fur.) Winter Dog, sweet Winter Dog. Her hind end has been shaking …