Category Archives: Across The Land

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Quote about patience

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”

Paulo Coelho,

The State Park at Amicalola Falls

the best view in the park

the best view in the park

Last weekend I drove to Amicalola Falls to say so long to friends. This is my 15th year at the park. I am a past president of Friends of the Park and was an active volunteer for years.

After some teary eyed goodbyes,I walked to some special places and reflected.

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My favorite quote.

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me”

Erma Bombeck

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Some awesome places I Ran

Monument Valley Utah

Monument Valley Utah

Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque, NM

West of Albuquerque, NM

West of Albuquerque, NM

The Mojave National Preserve in California

The Mojave National Preserve in California

Amicalola Falls State Park in North Georgia

Amicalola Falls State Park in North Georgia

This was in Colorado

This was in Colorado

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My quote…..

“Some days when I don’t feel like running I get on my running shorts, shirt, cap and shoes and go run.”
jack fussell

near Pikes Peak, in Colorado a few months ago

near Pikes Peak, in Colorado a few months ago

A letter to my dad…

Well dad, I am heading back out into America tomorrow. The Georgia part of America. The stroller will be carrying what I need to be self sufficient. I will push it. We are a team.

I love and appreciate you more than I ever let you know. Thanks for your service during the second World War. I know you saw some bad stuff. Thanks for working so hard for us. Thanks for playing baseball with us and taking us fishing. We caught some good fish didn’t we?

Sorry you got cancer. You fought it so hard. Then right into that damn alzheimers disease.

One day in the future Wilson and I will run right smack dab down the road where you are buried. When I get there we will talk.

Take care dad. I love you.

Your son Jack.

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The Summerville News in North Georgia

Spoke with Jason a few minutes ago. Sounds like a pretty awesome young man.

This is a screenshot from my phone of Georgia. Summerville has a mark in the upper left hand corner of Georgia.

I be there in a few days.

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the red mark is Summerville, GA

the red mark is Summerville, GA

My encounter with an alzheimers patient

She walked up to me, stuck her hand out and shook my hand. She told me her name and asked for mine. She was a nice lady and seemed alert. She glanced at her watch and said she needed to leave.

I sat in this alzheimers unit a few more minutes hoping to meet a young lady I had been told about, that has early onset alzheimers.

The director of the facility walked over to me and told me the wait was almost over.

The door from the living area opened.

She walked over to me again and reintroduced herself. She had no idea who she was talking to. She knew me just a few minutes ago.

raising awareness for the Alzheimer's Association

raising awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association

Meeting caregivers is good…..

70% of dementia is caused by alzheimers disease

70% of dementia is caused by alzheimers disease

I enjoy folks stopping beside the road or walking up to me at a convenience store or restaurant and telling me about their caregiving experience. I have become a good listener. I have learned it is important for people to be able to say how they feel. I learn a lot from it. Caregivers tell me they appreciate me listening and raising awareness.
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Some folks are caregivers 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for years. I feel like if they can get in touch with the Alzheimer’s Association and share how they are feeling, things will get better. The association has a vast amount of information that has been compiled over many years to help caregivers.

1.800.272.3900 anytime, for help concerning alzheimers disease.

Quote about hospitality

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers,

for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing.

Hebrews 13:2