Archive | June 2012

Milestoning along…


We had anticipated — hoped for — the next “magical” milestone for our Walking A Walk Facebook page… but certainly dared not hope for it to come so soon!

Sometime yesterday (Thursday the 31st of May) afternoon, it crossed the 1,000 follower mark… and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon, as it’s well on its way to 1,500 this evening, a day later.  Astonishing.  Humbling.

Again, with all humility, we say thank you to our friends, followers, colleagues, listeners and guests — and especially Pete — for lending Walking A Walk your support and great wishes!

For our part, we’ve pledged our unwavering efforts to make the show, and its associated resources, as good as we can, and to be here for as long as you all think that the effort has worth and value… to share their stories of service.

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Harper’s Ferry


Old Catholic Church in Harper's Ferry

Old Catholic Church in Harper’s Ferry

Spent yesterday afternoon touring Harper’s Ferry National Park, WV, with cousins.  What a great place… Confluence of so much history: early colonial, prototypical American industry, abolitionism & John Brown, Civil War, Storer College, freedom and African American progress…

Washington knew the place well, having done surveys in the surrounding — then wild and untamed — countryside.  Jefferson knew it too, and visited there at least once.  They’ve named a rock for him.

It was a launch pad for Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery!  Capt. Lewis spent a good deal of time in Harper’s Ferry, before meeting up with Capt. Clark, to provision the expedition, especially with the iron frames for their boats and with necessary weapons and tools.  Beautiful place too: congruence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers.  Wonderful day!

Dixie and cousin Janice on Jefferson Rock, Harper's Ferry

Dixie and cousin Janice on Jefferson Rock, Harper’s Ferry