New Pilgrims are Walking…WalkingBy Steve Casimiro on March 7th, 2013
Whether more people are walking across country or just more people blogging about it is an open question, but certainly the idea of a long-distance walkabout as spirit question is getting a lot more attraction these days. And, well, hey, in a down job market, why not rely on the kindness of strangers? The New Pilgrims aren’t just walking to walk, of course, they’re “raising awareness” of gay rights, microfinance, and the Keystone XL pipeline, among other issues. Perhaps this is the heart of the matter: “Almost everyone who does this has some sort of generalized unhappiness with themselves and the world,” said Tyler Coulson, who walked across America with his dog. “No one who is happy and content wakes up one day and says, maybe I’ll go live in a tent for eight months.” Well, yes, they do, but instead of following I-80 they hike the Appalachian Trail. Via NY Times.
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