Taking A Walk

Walking Down US Highway 11 – Winchester, Virginia to Louisiana

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Done Any More Walking?

June 7th, 2011 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips People ask me the title question. This is short for Have you done any more walking? Similar question I am asked are Are you still walking? When you going walking again? The answer is always the same, No (with a smile) Walking from Reston, Virginia down to Louisiana was fun – a […]

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A Quarter Mile

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Walking a thousand miles down a U.S. highway is a fairly unique endeavor. You learn to do some unique things very well. In other words, you become very good at things that no one else values. One such thing area of expertise that I acquired was judging a quarter mile. I can […]

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The Most Awards, Part 1

October 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips Perhaps this is the first installment of several on this topic. We shall see: Most horns honking at me: Alabama Most people per day stopping and asking me if I wanted a ride: Mississippi Most southern accent: Alabama Most non-American sounding accent: South Louisiana Most buildings built in the 1700s: Virginia Most […]

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On the Edge of a Time Zone

September 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips That sounds like a good sci fi title, but this is reality. Georgia, all of it, is in the eastern time zone. I am in the far, far northwest corner of Georgia (Trenton, GA). The sun comes up here at 7:15AM. In all time zones at this time of year the sun […]

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Tags: Georgia · Tennessee

Buy Here – Pay Here

October 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips I am seeing this sign more often the past week in southwestern Virginia and northeastern Tennessee. Mostly at car dealerships – used car dealerships. These businesses make their money on financing. There is no telling what kind of interest rates they charge and what they find for collateral. My guess is they […]

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Rural Fire Hydrants

October 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips I have seen fire hydrants on several stretches of road. I am all for fire hydrants, fire safety, lower home owners insurance rates, and so on. I am also puzzled by a fire hydrant every quarter mile for miles on end out in the country. Sometimes there are eight hydrants per mile. […]

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My Tan is Unbalanced

September 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

by Dwayne Phillips I am walking in a south westerly direction each day. I don’t walk north and I don’t walk east.  The sun hits my in the back and on my left side in the morning. The sun gradually moves around to hit my face and right side in the afternoons. Maybe someone who […]

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On the Road – Literally

September 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Note: I’m visiting the dentist later this morning. I believe he is going to do some major work. Ouch! So, here is another odd essay about taking a walk. The late Charles Kuralt did his “On the Road” pieces for CBS News for 20+ years. I loved those as a kid. One […]

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Tags: Health · Observations

My Left Leg is Too Short

September 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Note: We are back home this weekend. I went to the dentist on Monday and will go back again on Tuesday. Now we hope to be walking again on Wednesday the 24th. While not walking, I will fill my days with a few essays on topics that come to me while walking. […]

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Best Sign and Feeling Young

September 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

by Dwayne Phillips Two more notes for September 17th. The best sign I have seen on a front porch was from some town yesterday (cannot remember which). In 1897 nothing happened here We spent the night in a motel in New Market, Virginia. We are in our late 40s. I think we are 30 years […]

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Tags: Shenandoah County · Virginia