Category Archives: Wandering Wisdoms

Stewardship

Virtues of Travel: Part 11 Since much of my free time beyond family and work has not been focused on writing but on outdoor experiences and environmental advocacy, (whether through the Friends of Colorado State Parks, or my new obsession with … Continue reading

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Preparation

Virtues of Travel: Part 7 While reading my brother’s recent posts on training for his 100-mile run, I began contemplating the importance of getting ready for travel.  To succeed, he has to be disciplined about the types of trails he’s … Continue reading

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Surfaces

Virtues of Travel: Part 4 For my own part I am pleased enough with surfaces– in fact they alone seem to me to be of much importance. Such things for example as the grasp of a child’s hand in your … Continue reading

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Patience

Virtues of Travel: Part 2 I’m standing in-line at the grocery store, a long line, the wrong line, (you know, the one you thought would move faster than the others, but it turns out to have the customers with the … Continue reading

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Thoreau

If a man walks in the woods for his love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods … Continue reading

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Wandering Wisdoms: V.2

Tears have kept on falling. History has taught them its slanted understanding of the human face.  At each last embrace the snow brings down its disintegrating curtain. The mind shreds the present, once the past is over. — Galway Kinnel, … Continue reading

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Wandering Wisdoms: V.1

“To me too has not unrest been ordained, have not I too been endowed with a heart which knoweth not repose? The story-teller’s star — is it not the moon, lord of the road, the wanderer, who moves in his … Continue reading

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