I will not let anyone walk through my mind with dirty feet. — Attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. The above is another gem I found in Bonnie Whitehouse’s journal, Afoot and Lighthearted. I can really relate to Gandhi’s thought. Lately I’ve felt bombarded by politics of hate, division, and lack of cooperation. I am a yellow dog, but I…

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An hour with someone you love is everything. — Tommy Tomlinson, Southbound on WFAE.org. I listened to Tommy Tomlinson the other day interview a very good friend of mine. Tommy is a great interviewer, as well as writer and author. He concluded his show with the above quote while he was talking about spending quality time with his father.…

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Because I wanted to — Emma Gatewood. Until I read Bonnie Whitehouse’s Afoot and Lighthearted, I never knew about Grandma Gatewood who at 67 was the first woman to hike the Appalachian trail alone. Her story would make a great movie. When Emma was asked why she set out on such a trek, she said, “Because I wanted…

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To explore is to delight in taking a risk. — Bonnie Smith Whitehouse, Afoot and Lighthearted. I admit that as I get older I’m not a big risk taker, probably never was. My wife on the other hand is an explorer at heart. Every dirt or gravel road calls her. I act as her restraining bolt, and…

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“Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.” — Albert Camus. My book club has been reading about the philosophy of stoicism for the last weeks, and one cannot read a page of quotes without coming across philosophy and philosophers. The science of philosophy is a worthwhile…

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