Author Archives: CJ Staryk

History in the Trees

I returned to Virginia during the winter and visited a few parks where I spent a lot of time growing up. These pictures are from a park in Newport News, VA. It’s the city park that surrounds the city reservoir. … Continue reading

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Missed the Mark

A glitzy sphere is lowered on a rail. Elation swells, confetti clogs the street: a paper mâché fog. Far away, I sit in a chair, aware that the New Year will be greeted by the same folly from the year … Continue reading

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Instagram Update

Hey Echoes, In a weird attempt to increase my social presence, I have joined Instagram. I’ll be posting photos taken on my trips there. It will be a preview for whenever I am working on another vagabonding story or a … Continue reading

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Twitter Update

Hello Echoes, Well, I did it! I have joined twitter, so you have more ways to connect and interact with me. It’s also another way to get news about the work I’m doing when I don’t have time for a … Continue reading

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Red Touch Yellow

It was a foggy morning. It was still, but I heard the murmur of the city just beyond the low tree line. The fog isolated me from the residential area not too far away from the wetland trail. Fewer people … Continue reading

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A Shout Out

Hello Echoes, I would like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to a dear friend who runs Five Day Photography. He recently returned from a cross-country road trip. He took some amazing pictures, building up his portfolio. Check … Continue reading

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Chapter 9: The Shadow

New to the story or need a refresher, check out the Table of Contents! “There you have it, Eric,” President Jim Marsen said as he slumped back into his chair. His right elbow rested on the table, his fingers holding a … Continue reading

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Not Dead . . . Yet

Hey Echoes, I did not intend to be quiet this long. I’m a bit ashamed of it. Life has been busy and not entirely pleasant. High stress, high anxiety, and major depression do not make good writing companions. In any … Continue reading

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Life in the Way

Hey Everyone, This is just a quick update. I’m still writing and have plans to keep posting here. I just ran into a few snags in the real world this summer. My real job really kicks into high gear for … Continue reading

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Brazos Bend: There be Gators

This year, I made a second trip to Brazos Bend State Park. I was there to find alligators as my last trip was unsuccessful. I arrived at the park early, and I headed out to the trails near the lake. I … Continue reading

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