Windhovering is the online home for the writing of Jerry Windley-Daoust. Here, you can browse my short fiction, published books, and various & sundry essays and articles. If you like what you read, follow my writing via the subscription links in the sidebar on any page. You can also find out more about me and why I named this site Windhovering.

Short Fiction

  • Leaving Ransom
    Leaving Ransom

    Ransom was so small that the state highway department noted its existence only by the SPEED LIMIT 40 sign on the way into town and the SPEED LIMIT […]

  • Angeling | prologue: the echo of a song
    Angeling | prologue: the echo of a song

    There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun. —Thomas Merton   It was the sound of his mother’s voice […]

  • Bury Your Dead
    Bury Your Dead

    THE RIVER FLOWS SOUTH, AND ALL THE FLOWING WATERS OF half a continent run to it—morning dew, whole gray-white fields of melting snow, rain running down rooftops and […]


Essays & Articles

  • The Catholic Worker is a Fool
    The Catholic Worker is a Fool

    Anyone who has ever joined the Winona Catholic Worker as a live-in volunteer has inevitably had The Conversation with his or her family and other relatives. With surprisingly […]

  • Home on the River
    Home on the River

    Soon as it was night, out we shoved; when we got her out to about the middle, we let her alone, and let her float wherever the current […]

Other stuff I’m up to….

Peanut Butter & Grace

Peanut Butter & Grace

Peanut Butter & Grace is a website and (soon) a book about the stuff that holds families together.

Hold On Tight!

Hold On Tight!

Hold On Tight! tells the ongoing story of my son Alex's journey from a Ukrainian orphanage to his new home with our family.

About Jerry Windley-Daoust

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What I’ve been reading…

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
The Post-American World: Release 2.0

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