The Long Way Home Detours and Discoveries October 3, 2022 By Collegeville Institute Tom Montgomery Fate North Liberty, Iowa, USA, Ice Cube Press, 2022 "Visit this title on the publishers website" In a travel memoir that ventures from his small town upbringing to vastly different cultures around the globe, Tom Montgomery Fate comes to define “home” not as a physical location, but as a way of belonging. “Migrating birds have an internal compass that allows them to home their way back to their nesting place each spring,” he writes. “For birds, home is both verb and noun–both journey and destination.” The same is true for Fate. Whether he is bobbing in a canoe in the freezing rain with his son on a Canadian lake, praying with Lakota elders in a sweat lodge in South Dakota, or teaching English in a remote Filipino village, these are not stories of arrival. They are detours of discovery, a spiritual wayfinding through the wilderness of time and memory. Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.