Hunger on the Mountain: by Kurt Caswell

 This is an article by Kurt Caswell about his vision fast. It offers a detailed and heartfelt discription of what this ceremony held for him.

Caswell is the author of two books: An Inside Passage (University of Nebraska Press), which won the 2008 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize; and In the Sun´s House: My Year Teaching on the Navajo Reservation (Trinity University Press). He is the lead editor of a book of nature essays, To Everything on Earth (Texas Tech University Press).

Caswell- Hunger on the Mt

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We do not go into the desert to escape

people but to learn how to find them:
we do not leave them in order to have

nothing more to do with them,
but to find out the way
to do them the most good.

Thomas Merton-