The great adventurers have always captured my imagination. From the pages of Krakauer to the memoirs of Muir, evolved a stir to walk out of the ordinary and into the wild. The problem is I don't want to die alone in the wilderness. Or at least have concluded that would be inconsiderate to my wife and three kids.
And such is the tension of our domesticated lives. Where does the call to pioneer fit into a life of braces and mortgages?
In We Stood Upon Stars, Thompson guides us into the reconciliation of this tension and invites us into the adventure of a lifetime. From deserts and streams, to saloons and Applebee's we're welcomed into a story of process and breakdowns and kids and vans.
Honest as it is funny, this is a travel journal like you've never read before. Practical insights frame ethereal reflections and then back again. Stories read like something that could actually happen, set in places that are larger than life but also driveable.
This is a book for anyone who has believed there's more or who has even dared to ask that question.
And there's a twist, it's not just Roger's story.
One of my favorite quotes;
A father's best teaching comes from his deepest wounds. ~ Roger W. Thompson
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