REG DARLING lives in Vermont with his wife and cats. He worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare for thirty years before retiring in 2004. He holds a B.S. in General Studies from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a M.A. in Studio Art from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He paints a small watercolor every day and hasn’t missed a day in more than four years. He was an outdoor writer of sorts in a previous literary incarnation, but has wandered off into the rest of his life. His essays have been published in Azure, Backcountry Journal, Dark Matter Journal, The Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review, Hellbender Journal, Hoot, Traditional Bowhunter Magazine, and Primitive Archer.