OPINION: Walking and reading ­­– a year’s journey in books

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By Randy Patrick

Two of my favorite solitary pastimes are reading and walking.

When I walk, I carry a shoulder bag with a book for when I rest on a rocky outcrop or city park bench.

It started when I was little. My grandfather gave me a knapsack, and into it went food for thought — a paperback. A favorite was a well-worn biography of Daniel Boone, my boyhood hero.

As a young reporter, I hiked Indian Fort Mountain near Berea often and in every season, and would usually carry a collection of poems by Wendell Berry or James Still.

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