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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Search for Southeast Passage ends
Jonal entry 1179 | May 5 2011
week ago I returned to the Shoreline area of Mountain View for my
third nature walk beginning from that point, the point being a campus
of Google buildings which I had not identified as such in the earlier
walks (the only Google sign being on the front when I had previously
approached from the back of the campus). I was searching for a "southeast
passage" by way of the San Francisco Bay Trail from that point
to Alviso, via Santa Clara, but although I got a seven-mile or longer
roundtrip walk in, the goal eluded me. I've concluded that there is
no trail connecting the two points, that claims that the entire San
Francisco Bay can be circumnavigated by public trails are at least
exaggerations. Maybe someday, but not while the "Great Recession"
prevails, which probably means probably not in my lifetime.
Useful work phrases: What am I? Flypaper for freaks!?
Thought for today
You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at
him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him
Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about
his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us.
He did not intend to.
C.S. Lewis (1898
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