Posts tagged: hiking the trail

Of Moose and Monks

By , May 5, 2016

The dress rehearsal for Incorruptible: A Dark Comedy About the Dark Ages is tonight (see “The Play’s the Thing). As you might expect, the past couple weeks have involved almost nightly practices, and continual line-running on my part (as it were).

Since I run lines by listening to a recording of one of our read-throughs on my iPod, and since studies show that memorizing while walking aids retention, I “play along” with the recording as I hike to and from the road to attend practice. This not only makes me sound like a victim of Tourette’s Syndrome as I wander through the forest, it makes me vulnerable to surprise.

As Brother Martin (John Hunt) and Father Charles (Mark Zeiger) contemplate the danger, a peasant woman (Judith McDermott) prays for their safety (Photo: KHNS News Staff).

As Brother Martin (John Hunt) and Father Charles (Mark Zeiger) contemplate the imminent danger, a peasant woman (Judith McDermott) prays to the remains of Saint Foy for their safety from angry moose (Photo: KHNS News Staff).

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Lovely, Dark and Deep

By , April 25, 2016

Because my play practices (see “The Play’s the Thing”) start around 6:00 or 6:30 p.m. and run till about 8:30 or so, I’m walking the trail home in the dusk far more often than I’m used to. Our daylight extends about 5 minutes each day, so that most practice evenings, I can usually make it all the way home without my headlamp. It’s that word “usually” that sometimes becomes problematic.

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