Weights and Measures

Elizabeth MarroGrowing Pains, Walking: Dispatches From The Journey8 Comments

Since January 1, I’ve walked 212 miles, more or less. I’ve lost ten pounds. I’ve consumed an average of 55 grams of fat a day that account for roughly  30% of 1,440 calories net, per day. I’ve lost the tips of three different fingers on my left hand to knives wielded by my right. I lost a friend. I’ve caught … Read More

On the Ground

Elizabeth MarroWalking: Dispatches From The Journey15 Comments

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life The phrase “on the ground” morphed into cliche eons ago. There are no signs, though, that it is fading from the language. Instead, more and more of our newscasters, policy makers, military leaders, and … Read More

The Edge of the World

Elizabeth MarroWalking: Dispatches From The Journey20 Comments

 “Home is everything you can walk to.”  ― Rebecca Solnit, Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics On February 7 I sat down for the tenth time to write a blog post about my walks. I consulted my photos. I consulted my notes. Then I consulted the tally I’ve been keeping (or trying to) and found that another two or three … Read More