Tag Archives: walking

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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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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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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Hoofing it for my heart


Travel is good for the heart, but even better for the sole…hoofing it down the highway to get a better look….

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Hillbilly Bart and Someday


Last Saturday I was driving back to town when I encountered a couple of weathered-looking backpackers walking along the two-lane highway. A long-bearded fellow introduced himself as “Hillbilly Bart,” and his athletic sidekick introduced herself as “Someday.” With names like … Continue reading

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I have a dream


Suddenly, one day you wake up and find that the path you’ve taken hasn’t turned out quite like you anticipated, and you wonder, just wonder, if it is possible…just a teeny-weeny bit…if that dream you hid in the deeper parts … Continue reading

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