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Dr. Bob's New Book
Living Lavina & Walking NYC
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Dr. Bob's 2013 Walk is over
as of his birthday on September 15
at Bridgeport, NE.
The Trek took some
unexpected twists and turns.
Review the details at
Blogtalkradio - June 12
Test Run for Walk 2013
Road and Radio Ready
At Thousand Springs, ID
theportableschool at gmail dot com
Lessons from Roads
Less Traveled 2012
#1 On Patrol
#2 The Van Guys
#3 Amity and Runaway
Amity Abides (Part 2)
#4 Romney & Imagination
#5 Kindness & Peace
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View from the edge of Melstone, MT - July 2013
"If you're not living on the Edge,
you're taking up too much Space."
I think walking less-traveled highways off and on over two months fits the idea of Living on the Edge. (You can catch up on the end of my recent journey by reading blogs at http://theportableschool.blogspot.com.)
But, I have taken the Edge adage for my own and expressed it for many years regardless of walking expeditions. I believe more people should make it their own motto, or at least spend some time pondering on its possible meanings. It may be useful and important because more and more of us surely will be living on the edge in the coming months and years.
Like the Edge of
* Credit Limits
* Financial Stability
* Social Comfort
* Physical and Emotional Safety
* Western Superiority
Some are there already. But overall, thanks to a plethora of government generosity, most of us don't appear to have suffered too much. Still, it seems clear that government handouts - bailouts, stimulus programs, quantitative easing, welfare, grants - and many other gifts are about to run out or be reduced.
The recent government shutdown and impasse on raising the debt ceiling should be clear warnings of things to come. The whole scenario will be revisited in just a few weeks and remind us again that the days of living "high off the hog" are coming to an end. The "chickens are coming home to roost," as my old Mother used to say.
Many of us will have to learn to live much more frugally than we have since the Depression Days of the 30s. Anybody remember the 30s?
We also may have to learn to
* Cooperate and really work together - the era of rugged independence may be over, time for group effort may be upon us. The Age of Aquarius which is slowly evolving will be one of Group Consciousness.
* Share more freely - we are used to buying all we want and more than we need. When we run out of credit or the store shelves are depleted, we will be forced to share with friends and neighbors.
* Care for each other - mercenary days of paying for all kinds of so-called expert services will be replaced by DoItYourself options which will ultimately be for our betterment.
I find it interesting that the Richest Country in the World and All Known History worries so much about lack, poverty, and "not enough." How much is enough? Those who live in 21st century America have MORE than 99 percent of humans living on the planet past and present.
We are standing at the Edge of the unsustainable Past, worrying about living with less. But, the real abundance lies within waiting to be drawn forth. Within our world and nations, communities and families and our very selves.
We all can prepare a bit for the Trying Future ahead. Let's give a little more, share of our talents, and make the coming change not just more palatable, but also a real Adventure.
Get ready to Live on the Edge.
If you like, comment to theportableschool at gmail dot com.
Amity and Unity to you, Robert
Amity and Unity
“Ask not what your country can do for you;
ask what you can do for your country.”
John F. Kennedy
How long should we wait for things to change? Whom do we think will make things right, better, wonderful? Must we wait for government or God to act?
Let us stand together and care for each other, family and neighbors, fellows and citizens of other countries, friends and foes alike! We all belong to the same human race, dwell on the same planet Earth, and are created in a Greater Image. Set to practice the Golden Rule preached the world around.
Let’s all pitch in, again and again. We are never too old or weak to do a good deed and make a difference. Let our little lights shine.
“How wonderful it is that
nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world.”
The 2012 Walk Is Over,
But the 2002 Book Is Out
The latest adventure ended in Wells, NV, on October 6.
For a brief narrative, go the Blog.
Details folow in Lessons from Roads Less Traveled.
Copies of the new book about the Old Walk called
Montana Made Me Do IT:
Walk and Paint America Red White and Blue
are now on sale.
Just a few have read MMMDI
while the author has been decompressing from his excursion.
Former Marine Sergeant Frank Hutton,
started Baby Doctor, got through some of People Medicine,
but saluted MMMDI: "It's a great book!"
recently moved to the Wheatland Memorial Nursing Home,
said, "I loved it! When I get time, I'm going to read it again."
Charlotte McDevitt in Gardiner, MT, gives a cheer:
"The story is all intertwined and nicely told.
The book is entertaining, interesting and unique. It is good."
To purchase your copy of the book, contact
at theportableschool at gmail dot com
or make a $20 deposit in his paypal.com
account under the same email address.
For more description of the book or to scan photos from the trek,
go to MMMDI.