Tales from the Cabin

The Staff of Life

Carving out a space for what matters

By Paul Sullivan
Published: January 20, 2011
Photo by Cabin Life Staff, walking staff courtesy Joshua Herbert

One spring morning, shortly after we bought our cabin and 40 acres of woods in the coulees of the Minnesota River Valley, I went out walking on the gravel road that bordered the property. At the bridge over the creek, I met an old man leaning against the concrete rail.

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