flotsam & jetsam
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flotsam & jetsam

I already missed a week and I haven’t blogged since the last flotsam and jetsam post … I listened to A Room with a View by E.M. Forester and … while there was some good and interesting parts and it was well done, I didn’t love it. I really struggled to like something with which…

flotsam & jetsam
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flotsam & jetsam

I thought I’d add a new regular feature here at ladydusk thinking through the things that have come to the surface over the past week (or so). I’ve often enjoyed those amalgamation posts where small thoughts are gathered and smooshed. I almost called the feature ‘small thoughts,’ but decided to go with flotsam and jetsam…

Reader, Walking: Small, Incremental Habits
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Reader, Walking: Small, Incremental Habits

A year ago, on March 1, I registered my highest ever weight. I was kinda shocked, but, honestly, not enough to really get into gear. Then, because of the global pandemic, Jason came home to work. He’s always had a long-ish commute – 45 minutes or so each way, so I knew we needed to…

It’s so cold out, let’s walk
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It’s so cold out, let’s walk

It’s cold. When I was getting dressed it said 15*F feels like 8*F … It’s cold. I don’t like to be cold. Frankly, I don’t like to be overly warm, either. In some ways cold is preferable, because while you can always add clothes, when it’s hot … you can’t exactly remove them. So, what…

Reader, Walking: A Guide Along the Way
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Reader, Walking: A Guide Along the Way

Part of the reason Jason started hiking in the beginning was because we have this dog. Buck. He’s a rescue with separation anxiety issues; severe separation anxiety. A Plott hound, we suspect he was maybe a hunting dog or a farm dog. He exhibits those behaviors, like the time at the Christmas tree farm we…

Saturday Morning Review
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Saturday Morning Review

I’ve spent the morning with these two books: my ScholĂ© Sisters Reading Log and my Full Focus Planner. My Reading Log hosts both my ScholĂ© Sisters 5×5 and Literary Life #19in2020 book challenges. I updated my current reading and checked off a couple of books! I also went in and wrote some notes about Gilgamesh…

Fighting Gravity
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Fighting Gravity

 We don’t actually have a lot of real hills in Central Ohio.  I took an hour long walk in the neighborhood this morning and Strava tells me I had a 39 foot elevation gain. The local state park where we do most of our hiking has slightly more varied terrain. It’s around a reservoir and…

Reversing Course for New Perspective
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Reversing Course for New Perspective

Most of the trails we follow are “in and out.” We walk in, there may be a loop, but then we follow the initial trail back out. It isn’t unusual that we follow the trail in and then turn around and follow the same back out.  Have you ever read a book that was ……

Hide and Seek
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Hide and Seek

When we first started walking in the late winter, all was brown – except when it was white with snow.  Variation on the theme of brown was cause for notice and celebration. When the harbinger of spring and ramps were out and noticeable, they were noticeable specifically because all else was sameness.  But as the…