Kenneth Tucker

...a hermit iconoclast

Walking Ken

Walk with joy, without thought of destination...

However good gear helps. April 6, 2018
Fitbit and 10,000 steps launched my walking. An ambitious 10 mile walk in badly worn out shoes left me for cripple and stumbling into a FLEET FEET for emergency assistence. To my shock with a nice pair of New Balance running shoes I quickly recovered and started walking the next day. So began my shoe journey.

Running shoes are not made for long term usage, fall apart, and need to be replaced often. Which is why I suspect FLEET FEET can afford the lease rates in high end shoping centers Walkers need good walking shoes. Walking shoes are sturdy, last much longer than running shoes, but they also need to be replaced. Which brings me to the beauties that I am wearing here:

Brooks Men's Addiction Walker Walking Shoes
Of the several walking shoes I have tried these are the best. These shoes are built like tanks and are light as a feather.

It would be amiss not to mention these pants are not my beloved Wrangler-Riggs Cargo pants which are tough and great for winter walking but uncomfortably hot on long summer South Carolina walks. These are:

CQR Men's Tactical Operator Work Pants Lightweight EDC Assault Cargo TLP105
They are rip stop, water resistent, lighweight, and tough as nails. A real joy to walk in the Carolina sun.

On a whim I purchased the CQR tactical belt, not thinking it would ever be a replacement for my trusty metal military style belt. However the CQR belt is far simpler and more reliable: the metal military buckle would fall off on ocasion. They had me when I relized it works similar to the strap on a motorcycle helmet.

CQR Tactical Belt Nylon Webbing EDC Duty 1.5"

Kenneth Tucker

Like seeing roasted meat and other dishes in front of you and suddenly realizing: This is a dead fish. A dead bird. A dead pig. Or that this noble vintage is grape juice, and the purple robes are sheep wool dyed with shellfish blood. Or making love—something rubbing against your penis, a brief seizure and a little cloudy liquid.

Perceptions like that—latching onto things and piercing through them, so we see what they really are. That’s what we need to do all the time—all through our lives when things lay claim to our trust—to lay them bare and see how pointless they are, to strip away the legend that encrusts them.

Pride is a master of deception: when you think you’re occupied in the weightiest business, that’s when he has you in his spell.

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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