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Entries filed under 'wanderlust'

    National Walking Day: Will You Step Out?

    fileApril 4 is National Walking Day, an invention of the American Heart Association intended to prod chair-bound Americans into discovering the rewards of bipedalism. True: Walking strengthens the body and benefits the heart. Beyond that basic tenet of wellness logic, here are 2 other reasons to consider joining a walking event being staged on Wednesday in communities across the country (or potentially organize one), or to voluntarily hoof it on foot to work on Friday, designated as National Walk ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on April 5, 2012 4:57 PM & Tagged National Walking Day, Rebecca Solnit, walking and wanderlust | permalink | Comments

    Mom, Me and the Outdoors

    How did it work in your family? Did your parents introduce you to the outdoors, or was it you who converted them? In my case, Pa never gave into my outdoor vibe. A Georgia farm boy who believed the land was for tilling, not tramping, Pa scoffed at all my stories from the trail and dismissed me as the green sheep of the family. But flower-loving Ma, the northern Ohio girl who each summer crammed her front-porch flower boxes full of high-vis crimson geraniums—she got it. Ma and I had lots in ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on May 10, 2011 3:37 PM & Tagged Mother's Day, national parks and wanderlust | permalink | Comments

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