Tag Archives: walking

Never doubt the compassion of strangers

I adore walking outside in the gorgeous summer months.  During my daily outdoor endeavors I often pass runners and cyclists, parents with children, humans with pups.  I smile at each of these beings, and continue on my merry way. Occasionally, … Continue reading

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#10: Go on a peace walk

When I was a child, my mom was very active in a church community.  As a result, my sister and I attended weekly Sunday School classes, participated in Vacation Bible School each summer, and stayed at sleep-away church camp when … Continue reading

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A dog is a dog is a dog…right?

Today I had a rather surreal experience: While taking our two small dogs out for their afternoon jaunt, a man walking his dog approached.  Once the man got within earshot he smiled at me and my pups, and pleasantly asked, … Continue reading

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The dramedy of caring for a dog

Today as I was getting ready to take the puppies for their morning walk, I noticed that the box of poop bags had instructions on them.  For over a year (not to mention during the five years we had our … Continue reading

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#70: Try on a pair of Vibram FiveFingers shoes

I used to be a runner. Despite being largely sedentary as a child (focusing on academics, music, and TV instead of sports or athletics), when I arrived at college with no car or bike, I had no choice but to … Continue reading

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An inside joke

On a walk around the neighborhood a few days ago, I passed by a not-quite-three-year-old boy and his mother playing in their front lawn.  The boy was pushing around dirt at the base of a big tree in the middle … Continue reading

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Full circle

On my walk this evening, I saw three pretty cool sights: Five boys, all between 5-8 years old, riding their bikes over a very small ramp – and with every successful crossing, acting like they had just performed a feat … Continue reading

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