Fourth quarter thoughts on veganism

Lately, I’ve been looking to the end of the year and anticipating the completion of my year of following a vegan diet. People have asked me if I will continue to eat this way or if I will celebrate 2023 with a cheeseburger and fries. Some days, that cheese burger sounds pretty great… and otherContinue reading “Fourth quarter thoughts on veganism”

Morning Walk. On Turning 64.

I know, I look a little peculiar: Leggings, sweatshirt, baseball cap-             (That’s the acceptable part) Headlamp, fanny pack, walking stick             (that’s the peculiar part) I’m not in the woods, after all, I am finishing my morning walk in suburbia. But I started out before the sun was up and so: Headlamp to see. Fanny packContinue reading “Morning Walk. On Turning 64.”

a triptych in Rs.

I.  Redeemed Yesterday we returned to the Rocky Knob Trail to try, try again. Just 35 feet from where we turned left, last week-       the left that led us down the hill and into the        Mountain Laurel Wilderness…          a wilderness of self -doubt, dark forests and skinned knees… Just 35 feet further fromContinue reading “a triptych in Rs.”

Not the Rocky Knob Trail

Last month when I was doing a few days on the AT, I reflected that while one always hopes for an “incident free” and “safe” hike, the best stories come from mishaps and mistakes encountered along the way.  In fact, “trail names” are often derived from when something goes wrong.  Earlier this spring I met a thru-hikerContinue reading “Not the Rocky Knob Trail”