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There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.  257 more words

Travels And Wanderings

Remembering Ginny

While others were enjoying a lingering Independence Day holiday on Sunday, I was thinking about Ginny. It would have been her 60th birthday.

Ginny and Mike were among the first friends my wife and I made after we moved to Brainerd, Minnesota, where I was a newly-installed pastor serving my first church. 396 more words


Ghost Tree

White tree of splendor,

Glowing amidst a sea of green,

Like an evanescent light,

In a shadow world.

How ancient are you,

Hidden away from all but mine eyes? 18 more words


Happiness in the Present

Happiness…not in another place, but this place—not for another hour, but this hour.

– Walt Whitman

There have been places I have lived where I have been so miserable because of certain circumstances, that I try to run as fast as possible away from there. 161 more words

Travels And Wanderings

Home-canning Tomatoes Brings on the Nostalgia: Here's a Recipe To Start Your Own Memories

I thought I probably wouldn’t can tomatoes this year. Last year, I hadn’t.  Because of the still dry conditions, except for the grape tomato, the plants didn’t produce much at all.   1,167 more words

It's What I Like

Remembering Ron Clarke, the legendary runner

By Ed Odeven
TOKYO (June 21, 2015) — Ron Clarke, Australian running legend, is the subject of my Sunday Olympic Notebook.

Clarke’s death a few days ago at age 78 was prominent news around the world, with major coverage in newspapers and on websites, as well as broadcast reports. 87 more words


A Piece of Africa

The sun rising steadily over the horizon,

Creatures moving swiftly, slowly, silently.

The air is thick with ancient spice.

Drumbeats, war beats,

Echoing through the halls. 54 more words

Travels And Wanderings