Category Archives: walking

signs of life

Spotted this little dude while out on a freshly walkable trail. The flood waters have receded, and the snow is mostly gone, so it feels good to get back out there. The sun was shining on the little muskrat, lighting … Continue reading

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dog walks at the shelter

Walks with my canine friends at the shelter continue. There is always a need. Most of my furry buddies are pretty excited to get out into the snow, delighted to snuffle their noses a bit in the white stuff. They … Continue reading

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the long month of february

Contrary to the simplistic assertions of the calendar, February is, in fact, the longest month of the year. Ask any Michigander. The cold, the snow, and the dearth of sunshine conspire to thwart our typical notion of time. Where once … Continue reading

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embracing the polar vortex

The snow flies around me, tracing wild paths through the air. The wind sweeps it over and down the roof of a house, and then, up, up, and it suddenly swirls into a small tornado – fast and fantastic. I … Continue reading

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peace, love, music

Biting cold and snowing. You know, a typical January day in Michigan. Of course, I was out in it. Walking seemed like a safer mode of transit than driving, anyway. When I set out, I didn’t have a big agenda. … Continue reading

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feeling the slow

I recently got to do a few miles on the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail. This time of year, it’s rather a lonely place, but I did spy shoe prints, bicycle tracks, and both dog and deer prints in the places … Continue reading

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encounters

I cut along between some apartment buildings, briefly noticing an angular, skinny guy on the far side of the building before the building comes between us. I keep walking. Grey sky. Michigan winter. I pull my jacket zipper up snug … Continue reading

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