Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ferry and the Tow Path

I took a drive out to Harper’s Ferry – the site of abolitionist John Brown’s famous siege to end slavery, one that provoked the civil war. I don’t condone the violence. Frederick Douglass had in fact counseled against Brown’s actions. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Running Gay and Carving Pumpkins

Exploring some healthy alternatives to self-destructive behavior, I ran (or rather biked) into a pumpkin-carving event this week-end. It was sponsored by the DC Frontrunners. It’s hard to run or bike and smoke at the same time. Although I can’t … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Undocumented or Self-Documented Worker

No names I finally had the front left tire blow on the truck. After observing the state that it was in, I decided to replace both front tires with some really good used ones that I got for $50. I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Never Again???

Locked up or in Danger: Forced Commitment I spent a little time visiting my old homesite – I had lived here for a couple of months one spring, and, like a bird, every now and then I would return to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Birds

Another heron on the Anacostia river? Turkey Vulture A great blue heron watching a canadian goose who appeared next to me as I cast my line at Great Falls National Park. Several smaller birds that I could not identify. Their … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Trees and Insects

Agelenopsis naevia I suppose these were fishing clues… There was even a bug that looked like it had been killed accidently on the road. I hadn’t used anything on the end of the hook when I had fished, just the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fishing and the Rivers

I’m not sure that I really set everything up right. I used a lure that had a little rubber fish on the end, so I would only catch fish that eat other fish. Several fish-catching birds would appear each time … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Indigenous Peoples, Petey and Great Falls

The visit to the National Museum of the American Indian… I will parse it out over a few days – interspersing into the visit, images from the natural world in the DC area. Indigenous people trying to protect the rainforest … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

American Indians and Washington

The day had not been entirely without birds… There had been a very exotic long necked bird that had flown over the lake with the 56 signers of the declaration of independence in constitution garden. My camera had not been … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Out of the Mountain of Despair, A Stone of Hope

Today was a new day. While I would not be able to dedicate the memorial in a collective action, the way Martin Luther King, Jr. might have envisioned, his work on nonviolence and peace has been so seminal to my … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment