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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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