Archives for October 2013

On meeting a black snake

Yes, I have been out day hiking on the AT again.  Three times, actually, because I’ve had the luxury of a full week of vacation.   I have stood on a rock precipice and peered over the valley to ridges beyond.  I have walked under yellowing trees tossing their flames one by one into the […]

A little humility?

I am appalled by the self-righteousness that has permeated our lives. Two examples—no, three. First, in the nation where I live, two factions of elected officials cannot work together.  They each are standing on supposed principles, refusing to compromise.  Meanwhile dedicated government workers are not getting paid, children are not able to to participate in […]