Writings and observations on life, death, and everything in between

A blog by Jeffrey Pillow

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Mission

Give me a muddy trail with roots jutting from the earth along the path, a mountain, and trees so tall the eye can’t see the top.

I believe life is about living. Comfort itself should be uncomfortable. Embrace the discomfort. Push through it. Observe it up close and from afar. Don’t mask it with entertainment. Don’t avoid it with substances. Examine it and listen to what it’s telling you. Then find your path or create one through the thickets if need be.

The writing on this blog is not meant to be persuasive. It’s observational in nature. Thanks for stopping by.

About Jeffrey Pillow

Jeffrey Pillow is an American short story writer, memoirist, and poet. He is the author of The Lady Next Door. His writing has been published in Urge Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, 16 Blocks, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, TheBody.com, New York Times, Washington Post, and Richmond Times-Dispatch.

He grew up in the small town of Phenix, Virginia, population: 200, and now lives in Charlottesville with his wife, two kids, and a dog named Mozzarella Cheese. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he was a Rainey Scholar.