Adventures of a Trail Stooge: The Journal
Adventures of a Trail Stooge follows The Esteemed Stooge, Sir Charles Guilons on his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Starting atop Springer Mountain in Georgia, Sir Stooge makes his way over more than 2,100 miles of earth to summit the beautifully lonesome Mount Katahdin in Maine. Along the way, he meets some great friends: from Tangy and Munchies in Georgia to the silent John in the Wilderness, and all the rest between. Through the beauty of the Earth, the laughs, celebrations, struggles, and pain, he learns some things about himself, and the thing we collectively call life.
“I am locked out of Heaven. But even if it were laid bare before me, and all the angels sung my praises, and God the Lord Jesus kissed my forehead and bade me enter that place, I would deny Him three times and three times again and yet again and again. For I will not walk through the gates of Heaven until the world walks through first.”
—An alleged passage of the Gospel of Glarayn
“Nothing need exist. Not one thing. Yet here I am, and here we are in this violent and beautiful universe.”
A satellite, made to scan the universe for images of the origin of existence, instead floats blindly in space, thinking, wondering, and pondering its fate.