Monday, September 25, 2017

Palomino Nation

Waxing Crescent Moon

Ladies and Gentlemen,

After seven and a half months of road walking and eleven months of text wrangling, this dad gum transcontinental stroller tour is just about over. My book about last year's walk across the country is finished and officially for sale. I really want you to read it and if you like it, please tell your friends. On the other hand, if you read it and you think it stinks, humor me - do not tell a soul. It will be available on Amazon by October 1, 2017. Until then, you can get a copy (or copies) straight from the publisher by clicking here. Oh by the way, books make great gifts!

I tried harder on this book than I did on the last one, mostly because I had to - the hike itself was really hard. At three miles per hour, your senses pick up things you miss in a car, on a train, in the air, or even on a bike.

You become keenly aware, like it or not, of how much change has occurred, is occurring, and will keep occurring because of people's choices and habits. Some of it is beautiful (parks, trails, landscaping) and some of it is sad (battlefields, litter, runaway development).

You recognize natural long term Earth changes (beaches, estuaries, mountain building, glaciation, erosion, sedimentation, faulting, folding).

You feel and see, in fits and starts, remnants of indigenous and immigrant cultures.

You encounter modern people daily whose hearts are so big it blows you away.

And you are never far from the ghostly, greedy demons that threaten to destroy everything they can.

Probably I didn't reveal every bit of my soul in this book. But it is there lurking in the background. I know I am better for doing all of this.

Peace, Love, and History,