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Weekend Trip to Shawnee National Forest’s Garden of the Gods

Last week, I took a two-night, two-day trip with my boyfriend to southeastern Illinois’s Shawnee National Forest. We wanted to hike and possibly car camp, but because of the record heat and because we were traveling with his dog Bo,

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12 Reading, Hiking, and Backpacking Resolutions for 2012

Reading nourishes the soul, and hiking and backpacking  benefit the body. Looking back on 2011, I didn’t backpack or hike as much as I would have liked. And certainly, I always can make room for  more pleasure reading. (As a writer

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Posted in Backpacking, Books, Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, Lifewriting
Dr. Amy Rubens
I'm an "ambulant scholar," and I move among several worlds. As a professor of English, I research and write for audiences within and outside of academia. As a teacher of writing, literature, and culture, I facilitate learning. As a blogger, I critique, question, and reflect. Learn more about this blog and the work I do as a professor and workplace writing consultant.

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