Category: Exploring

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No Resting Place

Last year when I walked downtown I frequently stopped to rest on some benches that were placed in a large courtyard between the light rail and the theater.  It is a nice sunny spot and it is enhanced by a lovely display of flowers in planters and some funny […]

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Rear-Ended

My roommate asked me to drive her to the airport at 5:00 PM. I hesitated and asked her how much a cab would cost, then regretted having asked. I knew I would drive her, even though I really didn’t want to. I had only recently arrived back in […]

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When I Was In…

You know how it is. You come back from your vacation (or from working or studying abroad) and you want to tell everyone all about it. You are so full of thoughts, memories, and experiences that you think you might explode if you don’t talk about it. And […]

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Mind the Road

It is tiring, challenging, boring, isolating, and sometimes terrifying to drive from central Alberta to central California. Mostly, though, it’s satisfyingly meditative. I imagine that this is what some people pay for when they go on spiritual retreats. It’s an opportunity to be alone with your thoughts, without […]

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