Tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the landscape, dusty back roads twisting between the cool shadows of ancient pines, and less traveled pathways connecting present to past, all I wander, seeking, seeing, with my keyboard and camera capturing scenes and stories to share with you.

Now in its seventh year, this venue has become an important part of my life, a place where I can express my thoughts and feelings about the things I see and do, hoping the process brings me a bit closer to friends and family who enjoy sharing my sometimes chaotic and often nonlinear observations and ideas. A journal, I suppose, but one with which I find pleasure in thinking others are alongside me on my journey.

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October 3, 2012

ALONG THE LITTLE MIAMI

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... i took a little drive north up montgomery, then wandered east until i found myself cruising along the bank of the little miami river ... named for the algonauians who lived in this area, the 111 miles of the little miami's course is ohio's first "national wild and scenic river" ... while it normally flows at a lesurely 1,200 cubic feet/sec, after a violent midwestern thunderstorm the river can become a raging torrent measured at over 84,000 cubic feet/sec ...

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... running almost 77 miles along the river is the little miami scenic trail, the longest paved multi-use bike/hiking/horseback riding trail in the united states ...

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... the little miami and its many small tributaries cut many deep, convoluted channels through the landscape ...

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... while i will not in any way discount the autumn beauty of new england's maple trees, here in ohio the muted yellows of the fall foliage are equally attractive to the eye ...

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