- No wealth can buy the requisite leisure, freedom, and independence which are the capital in this profession. It comes only by the grace of God. It requires a direct dispensation from Heaven to become a walker. You must be born into the family of the Walkers. Ambulator nascitur, non fit. -- From the essay "Walking"
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- Day One
- The idea was simple: Walk. Give up the car and walk. Seven days -- a solid week (in Florida, in July) of walking anywhere and everywhere to see what happens in this big old place we call home.
- Do you walk, ramble or otherwise ambulate at random? Here's a letter from a friend in Mississippi who wanders the banks of a river with his beloved dog. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone describing what you saw along your wondering?
- Day Two