Kennedy, Nanty Glo Home Page webmaster and owner,
is a former teen and campus minister. He began his journalism
career as teen columnist for the Nanty Glo Journal
and its sister weekly newspapers from 1957 to '62 and
became the Journal's third editor in 1962 at age
20. He has edited other newspapers and magazines, and
more recently, webzines, ever since. His articles have
appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free
Press, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Christianity Today,
and many other publications. His Jonals appear here on
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Coyote Creek Trail terminus in San Jose
Jonal entry 1192 | July 6 2011
The short (c. five-minute) video below
records my walk on July 1 on the final opened portion of the Coyote
Creek Trail for me to reconnoiter. I completed the southbound portion
from Hellyer Park to Morgan Hill as covered in the previous
Jonal and I walked the portion between Hellyer Park and Capitol
Expessway (northbound) last fall when I first began taking these walks
to "get in shape" for my then-planned trip to England and
Ireland last October. I did not make a video record of that walk and
have no plan at this time to repeat it to get video of it.
The short portion (probably less than three
miles in each direction) here is one of the most interesting on the
whole trail, wth golfing on both sides of it in one section, horse
corrals at another, a public neighborhood "pocket" park,
and the terminus at a community center and public library. My friend,
theologian and philosopher Rod Perez, was along on this walk, which
explains my frequent references to "us" and the shortness
of the video as we were usually engaged in lively conversation.
This public trail is the closest one to my residence,
which is near the intersection of Senter Road and the only street
between Tully and Capitol shown below as extending from Monterey Road
to and across Senter (though not labeled in this map, it is Lewis
Between ten and twenty years ago, family, friends and
I used to take walks via Senter into the "woods" that then
occupied the whole region that is indicated (by green shading) on
this map as park and recreation land. Though this map suggests that
the parkland also continues beyond Tully Road toward downtown San
Jose, that area is still wild woods with neither trail or path through
Having a fifth on the Fourth may leave you unable
to go forth on the Fifth.
Thought for today
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then,
is not an act but a habit.
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