Archives for May 2012

Chapter 25-The finish or the beginning?

This journal entry is from Friday, July 4, 2009 as I reach the end point of my walk from Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh.   The place where I stopped the previous walking day was in McKeesport in a hot, gravel lot next to the rail yard and steel mills.  Between that location and where we begin […]

Chapter 24- A long way from welcome

This is from my journal on the long sabbatical walk from Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh while memorizing the gospel of John.  The following took place over June 30- July 3, 2008, at a campground near Pittsburgh. Entry for Monday evening.  We are camped on a hillside, not surprising since there is nothing but hills near […]

Chapter 23- Red Bicycle

From my journal of July 2008 as I was walking from Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh while memorizing the gospel of John. On this day the trail went through Dead Man’s Hollow Wildlife Preserve. She rides past me on a bright  red bicycle, pedaling with a slow, deliberate pace, legs pushing in partnered motion.  Under a sun […]

Chapter 22- The roar of my race

From my journal of   Monday, June 30, 2008, walking from Washington  D.C. to Pittsburgh while learning the gospel of John by heart. For the second time today the sky grows heavy.  Rain soon spatters the dirt path at my feet.  I step onto grass to open my pack and pull out the rain gear […]

Chapter 21- Practicing the Pace

Continued from my journal of 2008 when I walked from Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh while memorizing the gospel of John. Yesterday I finished learning John 15.  That is, after we got through our early morning singing session to ward off the bear.  The rest of the day,  Chester, as usual, led the way and I […]