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A Deliberate Casualness

I enjoy sitting on the porch in the cool quiet of the morning, sipping coffee and watching the changing light play on the neighbors’ trees as the sun slowly rises. 385 more words

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Praise Beyond the Day

Even as the rising sun gives light to a new day,
you have given me hope, O, Lord.
Therefore I will magnify your name and give you praise. 187 more words

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High Roofs, Clogged Gutters and the Investigation of Immortality

There’s something about standing at the edge of a roof twenty-two feet above the ground that has sort of a profound effect on me. There are clear hints of mortality even though the chances of surviving the fall might be better than I think. 507 more words

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Hiking-Part II

At the top of the trail that moves up along the abandoned quarry out at Camp Horizon, Mark and I pause—briefly—before heading right back down the way we came. 514 more words

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Training Hike-Part I

This is not a leisurely walk in the woods that my friend Mark is leading us on, this evening; this is training. We have the idea that we might do a rugged hike out West this fall and this is the start of our preparation for that. 426 more words

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Finding the Foundations

Coming up toward the crest
of the last long hill
before Cowley Twenty runs east into Cowley One,
about a mile-and-a-half west of Rose Valley Cemetery, 262 more words

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Not the Easy Way Out

Only a few miles out on a thirty-mile ride Saturday morning, I knew that something was up. I was breathing harder than usual, even on the relatively flat parts of the ride. 323 more words

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