Archives for March 2012

Chapter 17- The Guests

From the journal of Sunday, June 8, 2008, while on the trail from D.C. to Pittsburgh while memorizing the gospel of John. Early morning.  The proprietor has said that there is always a breeze up here in the campground, even in a hot spell.  He is right; the branches of the oaks are lightly rustling in […]

The grace of small favors

From the 2008  journal while walking from D.C to Pittsburgh, while learning the gospel of John.Poison ivy everywhere.  If I manage to avoid it, Chester can’t, and his fur shares it with me.  But today, even I can’t keep prevent stepping into it.  In a five-mile stretch of the canal towpath, nothing has been mowed […]

Chapter 16: Tunnel Vision

This is from my journal dated May 30, 2008, as I was walking from D.C. to Pittsburgh while memorizing the gospel of John.  My friend Diane has joined me for this day of walking. Here, camping among the forest dwellers in this wilderness section of the trail, I have made friends with the night.  If […]

A grace between chapters

This is from my journal of the spring of 2008, while walking on a trail from D.C. to Pittsburgh, learning the gospel of John by heart.  Something just landed in the algae-covered canal with a peal of alarm.  I think it is a female wood duck who is now swimming toward six downy babies.  (No, […]

Chapter 15: Flying Fuzz

 It has been a long time since I have posted anything.  A new baby granddaughter has a way of doing that.  But now that I am back, this is a continuation of my journal written along the pilgrimage of 2008 from D.C. to Pittsburgh while learning the gospel of John by heart. Wednesday, May 28, […]