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FIVE SMILES PER HOUR

After weeks of trial and error, I’ve designed a satisfactory three mile walk around the new neighborhood. I made the best use of available sidewalks, while minimizing my exposure to the heavily trafficked main roads, threw in some loops and backtracking and, voila. I had to be creative because the neighborhood wasn’t built on a […]

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WILD FLOWERS

Walking in a new town is an exploratory adventure involving barking dogs, songbirds, dead ends and wildflowers. My quest is a ninety minute loop away from heavy traffic, with a nice balance of shade and sun. Not that there aren’t places to walk in Denton. There is a public walking trail a few miles from […]

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CROSSING THE STREET

We all know pedestrians are supposed to wait for the little white walking man to light up before crossing the street. Unfortunately, this is not always the safest moment for pedestrians to risk stepping onto the crosswalk. Yesterday morning, I stopped at a traffic light and waited for it to change before walking across the […]

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JUST MY IMAGINATION

I’m not the only one. I see others just like me, doing their errands on foot the same way I do, and not just on the nice days. Yesterday I saw several others bundled up beyond recognition in the sub-zero weather, obviously out for a long walk. I’m curious about what motivates these other errand […]

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SWIMMING UPSTREAM

Call me stubborn, but I refuse to take our little car to the grocery store even when it’s below freezing. I just don’t see the point in running fossil fuel through a combustible engine to go 5 blocks and back. Most of the rest of the world walks this earth with the legs they were […]