March 27th, 2011


[links] Link salad might let you sing

Where I write: Jean M. Auel works late in her Southwest Portland condo

Top 10 trails in Columbia River Gorge — This is a big part of why I live where I do.

Lady Gaga, steampunk vampires, and fair weather painters — Art guru James Gurney is interesting on several levels.

Scientists finish a 53-year-old classic experiment on the origins of life

Every Revolution Is Revolutionary in Its Own Way

Losing Our WayWhen the most powerful country ever to inhabit the earth finds it so easy to plunge into the horror of warfare but almost impossible to find adequate work for its people or to properly educate its young, it has lost its way entirely.

?otD: Mother do you think they'll drop the Bomb?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hour (revisions on Sunspin)
Body movement: 2 hour suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
Weight: 248.8
Currently reading: A Bard's Eye View, ed. Michael A. Ventrella; Honeyed Words by J.A. Pitts


[personal] Legging the stretch

For the first time in quite a while, I walked my two-hour loop this morning, pre-dawn. That includes a stretch on the Springwater Trail, by the Johnson Creek Trailhead. Springwater is a linear park, that is, an abandoned railroad right-of-way that's been converted to several dozen miles of hike-and-bike trail. The part I can reach from my house includes a stretch through a wooded canyon. In windy, wet dark I shared that space with peeping frogs and crying nighthawks.

It was nice to be walking at pace, for distance, and just let my heart and soul be occupied by the world.