Bemidji, Minnesota, USA has a state park with a campground, camper cabins, a swimming beach, boat marina, visitor center, bike trails, and hiking trails. It is also the place where I lost my keys last fall. Continue reading Lake Bemidji State Park
I did a 4.5 mile walk here and did not come close to hiking all the trails. The central loop is paved and clear of snow but only 0.8 km. The other loops are cross country ski trails, but I was told at the visitor center that cross country ski season is officially over and it is ok to walk on those trails. Continue reading Tamarack Nature Center
If you are at the beginning of trying to promote yourself as an artist as I have been for over 20 years now, this is my advice to you: Learn from my mistakes. Enter the art show already. Whatever it is. Do not let fear of how your efforts will appear to others hold you back. Continue reading Enter the Art Show Already
One of the perks of membership in Superior Hiking Trail Association is a set of updated maps. It would have been good for me to check the section near the zoo before I set off on a hike from there. I used my phone and Google maps. I kept my blue dot on the line that said Superior Hiking Trail, but most of the time it looked like this: Continue reading Superior Hiking Trail: Kingsbury Creek
In my last post about my snow labyrinth, I compared it to a path toward a goal that has many changes in direction but as long as you keep following the path you will get to the goal. A maze is different. A maze has many choices to make and many dead ends. The goal is to find your way through. Continue reading Maze or Labyrinth?
I remember the first time I walked a labyrinth was at a spiritual retreat. The directions were simply to walk slowly and quietly and pay attention. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has no dead ends. Every part of it is … Continue reading Snow Labyrinth and Changing Directions
Last weekend I could not decide on a topic. I started two drafts: “Make Time for What is Important” and “Why I Go to Church”. I did not finish either of them. Wednesday morning I got the news that the worldwide organization of my church rejected the LGBTQ+ community. I was deeply disappointed. Continue reading Make Time for What is Important