Walking In This World – Literally

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My "Walking in the World" feature is meant to be metaphorical, in terms of a "flora and fauna" report, as author Julia Cameron terms it, and not literally as a report about walking. Not today, Dear Reader.  Not today. In the late 80's, I injured my knee catastrophically while downhill skiing.  I was a racer, but on that sunny Saturday, I sat down to wait for a friend to join me on the ma...
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O Is For… Outdoors!

The outdoors. It calls to us, if we let it.  It wasn't until I moved to Chicago and met people who had been raised their entire lives in a metropolis, (Chicago is the third-largest city in the United States), that I realized not everyone feels the call the way I do. When I was young and living with a mentally-ill mother, one of the common escapes for me was to go hiking into the mountains b...
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