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
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Complete index of Jon Kennedy's
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Bidwell Park, Yahi Trail nature walk, Chico, Ca.
Jonal entry 1190 | June 23 2011
This is a short video of only about five
minutes. It captures my walk in the upper portion of Bidwell Park,
Chico, Calif., after my exploration of another park named Bidwell
at the Sacramento River about 20 miles farther west. There is a glitch
in the audio of this video (caused by an edit required by a ruined
section of video) where I begin to say that a woman at the park information
desk told me there are swimming holes in the creek here. I found it
surprising that a public park actually authorizes swimming in a "wild"
waterway. It made the walk more interesting and reminiscent of the
many treks we took as kids through the woods of Blacklick Township
alongside flowing creeks to the swimming holes that we assumed were
owned by no one.
Useful work phrases:It might look like I'm doing
nothing, but at the cellular level I'm really quite busy.
Thought for today
This culture is on an extraordinary pace toward
needing things to be more efficient. But that is a value that is ultimately
antithetical to the gospel. I've never heard of efficient wisdom,
efficient love, efficient suffering, or efficient compassion.
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