Haibun Road week 14

You are never the same person after a hike.  Every path is a mixture of history, birdsong and exertion.  Oh, and lightning fast lizards, chipmunks and veins of quartz jutting out for dramatic effect.  Your sweat dries and lunch is enjoyed, but the trail lingers. Returning from a hike I find the trail Still on […]

Haibun Road Week 12/honeysuckle

A walk around Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, AR will have you breathing deeply taking in the sweet smell of honeysuckle. Many people remember as a kid “drinking” the nectar of the honeysuckle flowers. I did not know until recently that many honeysuckle bushes are actually an invasive species so reviled that certain states have […]

1 Mile

This garbage is titled 1 Mile.  This garbage is specifically brought to you by a 1 mile section of Pleasant Plains Rd. between West Jackson Baptist Church and Union University. Among runners in Jackson this stretch is often called “the hill at Union.” Really “the hill” is a long slope, but the honest to goodness mountains […]

Haibun Road Week 10

A friend told me this is a funny story. I do not find it funny at all. The “rush” registration for the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon was in March. Now what “rush” means is that there are only a few spots allotted to the lucky few who are on their computers at just the right […]