Radical change or rearranging deck chairs on the titanic.

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on April 17, 2020 - 8:59am

All this walking is making me think about walking to work.

Its 18 miles r/t on the route id take.

I'd have to get up pretty early and come home later.

Theres a book called PLANETWALKER I read a while ago but did not like at all at the time. Judt read a few chapters. Thought he was ridiculous.

Dude starts walking...a protest...doesnt stop.

"When the struggle to save oil-soaked birds and restore blackened beaches left him feeling frustrated and helpless, John Francis decided to take a more fundamental and personal stand—he stopped using all forms of motorized transportation. Soon after embarking on this quest that would span two decades and two continents, he took a vow of silence that endured for 17 years. It began as a silent environmental protest, but as a young African-American man, walking across the country in the early 1970s, his idea of "the environment" expanded beyond concern about pollution and loss of habitat to include how we humans treat each other and how we can better communicate and work together to benefit the earth."

He gets into some grad program but hes like a year late because he walks there.

I'm not sure whether id be actually protesting or even making any radical change in my life, if I put away my bicycle. or maybr just slowing down.

I walked 4 hours the other day on a route i normally bicycle.

Walking things seem and look different.

Bicycles like cars may be too fast. A car trip and a bicycle trip are more similar to each other than just walking.

CV is making me and i suspect others think that radical change is possible. Maybe necessary.

I dont know anymore.

Social distancing is making me rethink stuff.

Worried about dollars and numbers still, sure...cash rules everything around me, as the ancient and wise rappers of wu tang clan teach...

C.R.E A.M. dolla bill yall

But are we just rearranging deck chairs on our own personal titanic?

Some days I want to walk and not stop.

Submitted by phaster on April 17, 2020 - 9:05am.
Submitted by scaredyclassic on April 17, 2020 - 9:47am.

phaster wrote:
if you want a good read about walking,...

www.amazon.com/Into-Desert-Place-Around-...

www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/into-a-desert-place-a-talk-with-graham-mackintosh-335780/

I want to read that book today! Do u have a copy u can lend me? We can each walk halfway.

Oh wait. Theres a copy in the library system. Once the library opens il. Hike on over the 5 miles and grab it.

Might be june or july tho

Submitted by phaster on April 18, 2020 - 10:16am.

when I read your post about walking, the stories McIntosh would tell came to mind

I actually have signed copies of his books, just don't know where they are at the moment

there are a few bars down in Baja where McIntosh would show up w/ his entourage and he had some great stories to tell

www.amazon.com/Journey-Burro-Sunbelt-Cul...

Quote:

...The trio of travelers would often run into human companions. One of those was San Diego author Graham McIntosh.

"Graham is the whole inspiration behind my wanting to do this Baja trip," Younghusband explained. "He wrote four books about his adventure in walking, including a three-year trip that involved going down to San Felipe and back up to San Diego."

https://patch.com/california/lamesa/a-ma...

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