GOING DUTCH – THE BACKCOUNTRY JOURNAL

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Ben Smith from Arizona Wanderings recently launched an online literary venture that’s dedicated to the outdoorsman and committed to excellence in writing– The Backcountry Journal. Since it’s inception, the site has already featured stories from Andy Wayment (contributor to Upland Equations), Erin Block (Mysteries Internal) and Ben as well. I’m pleased to say that I’m now included on that list.

When you have a minute, head over to The Backcountry Journal and check out my contribution – GOING DUTCH.

I bought a train ticket and boarded at Den Haag Centrum at 6:21 a.m. for a twenty-two minute ride to Rotterdam, catching a subway at Rotterdam Centrum bound for Spijkenisse. In my journal I scratched notes in hopes of capturing small knots I could untangle in poems at some later point…

Walking out of the train station doors at Spijkenisse, I spotted Harry leaning on his matchbox-sized red Opel in the short-term parking area across the street. Given the fact that I was the only passenger in the tiny, rural terminal, arriving or departing, there was no scanning the crowd to figure out who each other might be. My gear bag and rod tube might have been a giveaway as well. He met me half way with a handshake. The rainbows, they should be hungry today.

Read on…


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