Monthly Archives: July 2010

Snapshots

I’ve been trying to figure out where to start.  In theory, this should not be a difficult question—one begins at the beginning, of course.  We like to think that our lives move in linear progression; we start here, and we … Continue reading

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Brief Update

Friends, thank you for your prayers, thoughts, and well-wishes.  It has been a difficult two days. Just so you all know what happened to me: I was arrested by the Phoenix Police Department at 11:29am on Thursday, July 29th.  I, … Continue reading

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Storm Rising in Phoenix

A storm is brewing here in Phoenix.  I didn’t realize that Arizona had a monsoon season, but apparently this is it.  Mornings dawn bright, hot, and clear, and then all afternoon the clouds gather and build, releasing lightning and thunder … Continue reading

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Phoenix Landing

Justice work isn’t just about the giant leaps; opportunities to serve justice come up quite unexpectedly sometimes, and all it takes is the courage to speak a few words with love. After my last post, I checked out of my … Continue reading

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Out of the Rockies

Utah is incredible.  I didn’t really know anything about the state before driving across it, and now all I want to do is plan another trip where I toodle around the state taking pictures.  In fact, I think I’d like … Continue reading

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Into the Rockies

What a long day it was—sixteen hours of driving! I woke to a refreshingly cool morning in the Badlands, and hit the road at about 7am for Devil’s Tower, Wyoming.  It was only about a two hour drive, and the … Continue reading

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Arriving at Badlands National Park

It’s hot here—hot enough that I’m glad I don’t have a thermometer.  I’m comfortable wearing shorts and a tank top in the shade.  And if this is the northernmost leg of my trip, I shudder to think how hot it’s … Continue reading

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Leaving Minnesota

Friends, I write you one last entry from home.  The car is packed (except for the final load, which will include this computer), and I know I leave my cat in good hands as I depart! Today’s trip will take … Continue reading

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Final Preparations and Privilege

I’m in the final stages of getting ready to leave on my trip.  Belongings are scattered all over my bed, waiting to go into the duffel bag.  I’m heading out the door to get my car examined–oil change, check fluids, … Continue reading

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Our Journey Begins

Why Leaping Loon?  A very sensible question.  First, Leap of Faith was taken.  So was Loonsong.  Thus, I combined the two and came up with the dubious Leaping Loon.  It made sense at the time, and if you know me … Continue reading

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