Today’s Walk: Morning Dilemma

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“…I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”  ― E.B. White Yesterday, before the mists rolled in, I rose and took my walk early. These moments nourished me for for the rest of the day and into today, as I sit … Read More

Today’s Walk: Erosion

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“The waves broke and spread their waters swiftly over the shore. One after another they massed themselves and fell; the spray tossed itself back with the energy of their fall. The waves were steeped deep-blue save for a pattern of diamond-pointed light on their backs which rippled as the backs of great horses ripple with muscles as they move. The … Read More

Veterans, Civilians: Connecting With Stories

Elizabeth MarroReading & Writing, Veterans3 Comments

    Nine years ago, I joined over eight hundred others in Encinitas, California and listened to three veterans tell stories about their time at war. They read their contributions to the anthology, Operation Homecoming, a collection of emails, journals, correspondence, essays and fiction written by those who were were deployed and their families. Almost everyone there seemed to have … Read More

On the Ground

Elizabeth MarroWalking: Dispatches From The Journey7 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