A Winter Walk

Blue Revolutions & Wildness for the New Year!

The LongWalker

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It was a fitting way to start the New Year.

With temperatures ranging from a high of 6 degrees Fahrenheit (F) to a low of -6 F, and wind chill temperatures down to -26 F, it was certainly a wintery day in keeping with Thoreau’s wintery reflection that “the wonderful purity of nature at this season is a most pleasing fact”, and “that a cold and searching wind drives away all contagion.”[1] And so, with those musings in mindI set out for a day of tracking, happy to put the contagion of 2017 behind me, while looking forward to the New Year with an eye (I) toward purification becoming more inner fact.

An intimation of suggestive possibility for the New Year’s resolve came to me as my wife and I drove up to Maine the day before to spend time with our closest…

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Author: keithbadger

Educator, naturalist, tracker, author, blogger, teaching primitive skills, survival skills, nature awareness, and long distance walker. Keith holds a Masters Degree (MST) from Antioch New England in Environmental Studies, and has taught at the Thayer High School in Winchester (with Dennis Littky) , NH, High Mowing School in Wilton, NH, and at Plymouth University, Plymouth, NH. Between 1992 and 2016 he created, developed, and taught the Naturalist Program at High Mowing School, before breaking with compulsory institutional education and taking a walk on the wild side.

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