Tag Archives: walk

Poem – The Road

The road into the distant sky seems untouchable, the journey seems impossible, but this is the start, this is only the beginning, if I choose to walk. I return to that road whenever direction is needed whenever I need a reminder of the path at my feet that I choose to forget. How to bring […]
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Good morning from Leroy and Vinny

Looking at the calendar, over a month has passed since my last post here. Where does the time go? I would like to say that I was in the midst of some grand adventure, but that would not be true! Life. Just life happening, and dealing with the daily grind, the obligations, and the 9-to-5. […]
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Updated John Haines story

A few years ago I wrote a story inspired by John Haines titled “A Walk in the Woods With John Haines”.  As his words and thoughts continue to provide guidance over the years, I return to this piece and update the images and feelings to reflect the experiences that have defined me. A Walk in […]
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Morning walk with the girls

Poem – On Our Daily Walk

On our daily walk, we follow the same worn trails, make the same turns, and pass the same trees. That pond is empty, covered with algae. That one is home to busy and noisy muskrats. So many times we have have come this way that I follow the dogs as they know where to go […]
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Snowshoeing on 03/02/14

Snowshoeing on 03/02/14 I follow the packed trail others before me have taken. Winding through pine, poplar, and birch, it hugs the rocky shoreline. Up and down over boulders and outcroppings, the trial heads deep into the woods before I stop. An abandoned building overlooks the lake. Trees tower over the skewed roof and poke […]
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Poem – Gate

Passing the building made of stone outlines of people in the windows. Are they watching the patch-robed monk passing by? What experiences brought them here? What truths do they have? When the seasons change for the last time of the present life, experience, truth, non-truth – merge a final push to reach further down the […]
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Poem – Walk, this winter evening

Early winter walk around the lake hidden within the city. Further in and background noise fades to nothing. And the sky explodes with deep, dark colors captured in the ice and the motionless canoe.

Adventures with Leroy – Water and Canoe

A beautiful cold day for a walk around the lake and into the woods.  Not a cloud in the sky.  Bare trees rattling against others.  Tall grasses, dried and delicate, crunch as we make our way to the frozen shoreline.  A surprise greeted us beyond the hill and next to the shoreline – a canoe […]
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Adventures with Leroy – Winter is Coming

A late fall walk with the puppy to the park.  Recent rains left great mud for us to play in. The park was alive with ducks, geese, a hawk, chipmunk, and many squirrels gathering food.  Within all of the activity, we took time to sit at the beach and watch the ducks play and swim. […]
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