Perhaps obviously, this is a follow-up to the previous post in honor of my project of outside-of-church spiritual connection. The parameters for this list are even more vague. The previous list encompassed the 10 hikes--plus two bonus hikes--I remember the most. This list is more about the post, itself. There was something about it that I enjoyed outside of the hike, itself, or maybe there wasn't a hike at all. Hikes make up the bulk of the material right now because, well, I am doing a lot of hiking right now. There are other areas and interests, however, and these may require some description.
1) Mount Norwottuck: This post appears on both lists, actually. It made it here because much of it dealt not with the hike, but with Daniel Shays, the Robin Hood of the Pioneer Valley! Local history is totally my bag and since that hike I find myself doing the occasional deep-dive into the "Confederation Period" during the 1780's.
2) Wrestling the Banjo: I am adding this because I love listening to and playing music. There is no hike for this one.
3) A Psalm for the Charles: This was my first post in the Walks Blog. It is the result of spending time canoeing near the parsonage.
4) Pack Monadnocks: This post actually includes a number of shorter hikes in New Hampshire that are worth noting if you are heading up that way with limited time.
5) Skunk Cabbage Meditation: The name says it all...
As with yesterday's post there are two "Honorable Mentions." The first is a recent addition concerning the debate over the future of the spillway across the street from my house. About the Spillway outlines my position as well as lamenting the stress this impending decision has put on our community. It also has a number of links both to the issue, itself, and material I have written that reflects my ecological theology. Finally there is my one Garden post. I am doing a lot of gardening these days but I am such a beginner I am having trouble figuring out how to write about it! There will be more soon, though...I promise.
I am a full-time pastor in a small, progressive church in Massachusetts. This blog is about the non-church things I do to find spiritual sustenance.