April 30, 2016

April 27, 2016

snippets, 4-27-2016

Risks of harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of five decades of research (University of Texas). "As many as 80 percent of parents around the world spank their children, according to a 2014 UNICEF report." STOP IT!

April 23, 2016

trail notes, mmxvi-iv-xxii

today's word is balance
13.8 miles

April 21, 2016

April 19, 2016

blue-eyed grass and horse herb

a nice patch in the park

snippets, 4-19-2016

When he turned 54, with enough money saved up to afford his meager lifestyle, he decided to make a change. “I decided I was getting to the age where you get cancer and all that kind of stuff,” he said, “so I might just go live with the mules steady.”

I've long been harboring a fantasy of walking to Boulder when I retire. I figure it'll take a couple months. Gotta agree with the subject of the article: it's not freedom if you can't pitch a tent, mules or no mules. I love the idea of a nationwide system of walking trails. It's so stupid that there are places you can't get to safely on foot.