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Why Do I Write This Blog???

The easiest (and probably the most honest) answer to that question is: I don't know. It all started in the summer of 2005, when I went to Crawford, Texas ( a.k.a. the home of the prez's ranch, a.k.a. the home of Camp Casey) to support Cindy Sheehan. I wanted the world to know that, contrary to what one could read in the mainstream media, the peace movement was alive and well and large numbers of Americans did not support the war in Iraq. I wanted people to know that thousands of Americans were willing to travel to Texas and tolerate the heat, humidity, and bugs in order to support a grieving mother whose new purpose was to shine a light on the lies that led to the war and to bring home our troops so that no other mother would have to know the pain that she felt.

Over time, this blog has become more of an exploration of who I am, my spirituality, and how life works. I love life's complexities, exploring the shades of gray. I want to, as Rainier Maria Rilke said,

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."

Maybe my blog is just one big question about what is needed in order for people to take the time to love and cherish each other and our earth. Maybe someday, I will "live along some distant day into the answer."

In the meantime, thank you for joining me on my journey. I welcome you to share yours with me


Friday, November 16, 2007

And You Thought I Made It Up!

Remember back on October 16th when I wrote about a man riding his bike BACKWARDS down a 6-lane street near here? Well, the man I saw that day has found my blog and given me the link to check out what he's doing. Visit his site, bikingbackwards.net to read about him. You can even watch him riding backwards - testimony that I still have my sanity - by clicking here.

Curan Wright is riding backwards across America to bring awareness to homelessness, HIV/AIDS, and the need for medical marijuana. Bless him for that.

Curan will be entering Indiana sometime real soon.

All of you out there in Indiana, give this man some of that mid-western hospitality!

Curan, I wish that I would've known that you were coming! It would've been great to meet you and maybe even find you that suit for D.C.

Safe travels!

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posted by Carol at 10:54 PM


Blogger Mary said...

What a guy!

7:54 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Mary, you might be hearing about him when he gets near you. Sounds like he's got something important to say to those people in D.C.

9:00 AM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

That's an incredible feat!! The problem is, Bush is also running this country backwards!

10:27 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Hey future!

Thanks for stopping by!

Good point. But I think he's running the country in a worse direction than just backwards...

10:45 PM  

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