Photo Travelogue: KENTUCKY

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Arizona (coming soon)

Just as Uzbekistan provided the perfect note on which to end my stay in Central Asia, so did Kentucky provide the perfect reintroduction to the United States.

I was extremely fortunate to be selected the sixth Writer-in-Residence at the Bernheim

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Oregon (coming soon)

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Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, not only for the writing I was able to complete there (the largest project I worked on, a 50-page essay titled “Ships in the Desert,” was later published by New Madrid and nominated for a Pushcart Prize), but also for the many incredible people my wife and I had the pleasure to meet.

The Bernheim staff professionals are exactly that, consummately—friendly, helpful, and thoughtful human beings. Interviewing Wendell Berry at his hillside farm was a special highlight, as was meeting the monks of Gethsemani, the former home of Thomas Merton. My wife and I enjoyed every day of exploring the arboretum and forest, the entire surrounding region, with its standing history that dates to the American Revolution. And, of course, there’s the bourbon!

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Kentucky camping out