Watershed: Episode 3, Angels and Demons

It’s easy to discount or demonize the other as long as you’re looking at them from a distance. It’s much harder to do when you’re looking them in the eye.

Watershed: Episode 2, Build That Wall

For someone from Arkansas, the Mexican border was always something just a little intangible. And then this happened.

Watershed: Episode 1


1: a crucial dividing point, line, or factor : TURNING POINT
2a: a region or area bounded peripherally by a divide and draining ultimately to a particular watercourse or body of water


These waters are a long way from Mexico. But, over the past couple of years, I’ve watched the flow of migrants get bottlenecked at the southern border and I can’t help but think about that little creek by my cabin. You can no more stop the flow of people searching for better lives than you can stop the headwaters of a river. You can try to redirect it, but you can’t make it go away.

Wolves and Fear

We don’t have wolves around the cabin, but there is a wolf moon hanging overhead at night reminding us of our wilder selves. It takes us back to the days of old when our ancestors slept by campfires and lived beneath the stars with bare feet and stone spears. The fire pushed back the darkness and the cold. Maybe that’s why we so often get lost staring into the flames of camp fires and wood stoves. The peace of those flames are buried deep within our DNA. As long as we stay close to the fire everything just feels like it’s going to be okay.

Waiting on the American Dream: Cameroon

I interviewed a refugee from Cameroon who fled his country in order to save his life. He has been traveling for two months trying to reach the United States. The following is the unedited interview. For his own security, I did not show his face.

Wade in the Water