With the spectacular coastline, forests, meadows, and, of course, the mighty Rogue River of southwestern Oregon and northern California as backdrops, Shawn Michel de Montaigne offers this collection of essays, thoughts, and meditations. From praise and gratitude to protest and outrage, Montaigne pulls no punches and offers no quarter.
My Rogue Mile was originally a weekly feature on Montaigne's Google Plus profile, and were written both in the run-up to the November 2016 general election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and for a short time after. Trump illegally and illegitimately "won," of course, and what was originally a collection with a much more nature-based theme transformed into a strong political one. The United States is facing an existential crisis, Montaigne observes, a genuine battle between good and evil. My Rogue Mile reflects the outrage that any sane individual would, and should, feel at the daily outrages against American democracy and its institutions by the cabal of jackals who have taken the reins of government.
The photographs are all his, taken with a ten-year-old digital camera and edited for presentability.