In each of us there is a pilgrim!
To set out on a pilgrimage is to throw down a challenge to everyday life.

Phil Cousineau, The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker’s Guide to Making Travel Sacred p. xi

A pilgrimage is a journey embarked upon with an understanding that there will be challenges along the way. A pilgrimage is not simply the physical challenge of enduring the journey – it is also an inner journey, a quest for the self. Writing is a way of exploring that journey.

I am a pilgrim with a pen. When I write I come closer to questions that matter – questions about who I have been, who I am, and who I am becoming. With pen in hand, I explore issues I encounter along the journey – solitude and community, meaning and purpose, truth and doubt, fear and courage, despair and hope, tragedy and trivia. I become a student of my own life, a therapist of my own soul.

The pages that unfold trace my development towards being fully human. By writing I become a response-able person, a competent, caring and interdependent self who embraces my talents and accepts my shortcomings as teachable moments. Cousineau suggests, “When in doubt write.” I concur. It is the process of writing reveals the truth our own pilgrimage.

I invite you to register as a Pilgrim Writer. There is no membership, no card, no certificate, no acknowledgement. And of course, no fee. It is simply a statement of your commitment to being a pilgrim with a pen. You belong anonymously to a community of pilgrims with pens. Perhaps over time the Pilgrim Writers will have an opportunity to dialogue in some way. Let see what happens. Consistent with the Privacy Policy of this site, your name, information and comments will NOT be shared. When you register you are also invited to do two things:

  1. share a story of no more than 350 words about your experience as a pilgrim with a pen.
  2. suggest what contact, if any you would like over time with other pilgrim writers. Perhaps a creative collective something might unfold.