I've just had the pleasure of reconnecting with a friend from college, who I had not seen or heard from since I graduated in 1982. He is the author of a book called "The Loop Year", in which he endeavored to walk the same 2 mile nature trail every day for a year. His name is John Sheirer, and it's a marvelous book. He pays attention to the details that change day to day on the trail, falls in love over the internet, and writes in a compelling style. You can visit his website: www.johnsheirer.com for excerpts. His memoir of a happy childhood is wonderful as well.
But The Loop Year got me thinking. Could we take on a project like this? Each of us walking a set trail for a certain number of days in a certain amount of time. Write our impressions, feelings, observations, etc. I'm not trying to steal John's thunder, just trying to use this as an exercise to get out of my shell, and thought some of you might want to try the same.
Steve - you up for something like this? James? Leslie? Momo? Betsy? Greg? It would be an interesting project, don't you think?
okay- up too late - time for bed.
(tried to make this a forum topic. It didn't work, so I got frustrated and posted it as a blog.) That's life.