Tag Archives: hiking

between a rock and a hard place


how does…a series…well, maybe it was three, no four…times of nightly trips to the cupboard to eat peanut butter….only by the spoonful…effect a wee walk on the wild side? throaty breathing and slight dizziness….have I walked too far for the state … Continue reading

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a time for every season under heaven


autumn is settling in…

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No turning back


where coal trucks once rumbled, the land resembles more jungle than park…and the trail underfoot dusty- the gravel gone and only stripped, bare earth remaining beneath your feet. but it is not a lone trail…birds hiding in the bush sing … Continue reading

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midwestern dreams


open. sky, grassland, a pond, the dusty trail beneath your feet. nobody’s land; at least, it feels like nobody’s land. maybe the birds. they fly around, their flittering like visiting neighbors. but maybe not. all you see is opened before … Continue reading

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a walk by the river


out this morning for a walk in the high mountains…with this beside me as I went. 

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a slice of life on a cloudy spring day


it wasn’t sunny…but this snake found a spot by the creek bank to soak up the fragrant air of a cloudy spring day.  …a snake’s view of the creek and scenery below… and on another part of the trail, a … Continue reading

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walking across america


Aubrey Benmark started out from Brooklyn, New York, on Saint Patrick’s Day, and crossed the bridge over Blennerhassett Island into Ohio today. I saw her this morning, but did not know it- she crossed the highway with some kind of … Continue reading

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Coming Home


when nature presents herself, naked and unafraid, in the cool winds of a lingering winter…the quiet in the woods sinks down into the very dust, and i am left with more wondering than wandering to do. she is brazen, but … Continue reading

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a hike back into history


if you are like so many people in North America, you are tired of the bitter cold. So- I decided to take you back to a short hike I did one day into the woods near a historic late 1800’s/early … Continue reading

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Learning the three Rs: Reconciliation, Restoration, and Restitution


walking with God is not a fifteen minute exercise, or a thumbing through the Bible… here on the trail today, walking through the glimpses of sunshine reaching down over mountains and through trees… a moment in the process of restoration … Continue reading

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