Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
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desire paths in the dark

In the morning, I finished Roy Bayfield's "Desire Paths: Real Walks to Nonreal Places". I had felt that it took me a long time to finish it. A little weblog review, though, shows me I began it on January 27th. So though I took 16 days to finish the book, it did not take 60. The book was a very good read--about walking and self-imposed mythological meanings and connecting with one's own past and illusions. I liked, too, that the small press which published it, Triarchy Press, offered an ebook in .epub without DRM. I dislike it when the same folks who cry out about Kindle and Nook taking over issue their books in DRM-ruined proprietary-only formats.

My wife inadvertently left her laptop behind when she headed out to work. I ran a little behind her in getting out the door, so I headed back, picked up the case, and met her at a Verizon store to get it to her.

At lunch, I walked in Travis Farm Park, where bluebird frolicked. I worked a solid day, with lots of things on my plate to do. After work, I stopped on the Chisholm Trail in Plano with the intent to take a 30 minute walk before dark. But I took a wrong turn--a difficult thing to do on this trail, but I thought I was turning around to the other side of the little creek, and instead I turned at an angle.

When I realized my mistake, I walked quickly back to my car. In the process, my steps comfortably crossed 10,000 for the day. After counting ducks, I thought I could treat the walk in the dark into an owl prowl. I came upon a raptor in the dark, who flew from a low level on a tree to a more distant tree. But I could not see it well enough to know if it was an owl or merely the resident Cooper's Hawk.

Today's meals: organic frosted flakes and skim milk
Subway turkey sandwich on wheat and baked chips
deli roast beef on sliders, rotini and salad

Favorite Duck I have not seen this Winter: Wood Duck
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