It’s been quiet around here lately, I know. It’s not that I don’t have anything to write about—rarely is that the case. Instead, it’s a general lack of time and motivation that is keeping me away. Today, however, I’ve got some motivation and I’ve set aside a little time to write a quick note.
If you are a regular reader of Liminality, you’ll be familiar with Kevin, aka the Big Hominid. What you may not know is that Kevin is no longer in Korea. In fact, he has just embarked on what will no doubt be an epic journey across the States—on foot. But this is no mere walk across the continent. Along the way, he will be meeting with people from various religious traditions, engaging in and encouraging interreligious dialogue. Actually, it’s not really accurate to say “along the way.” The truth is that the very route he will take across the United States will be determined by where the next religious community is. So I suppose it would be more accurate to say that Kevin is visiting various religious communities and walking across the States along the way. But there’s no sense me telling you about it second-hand—if you want to found out more about the walk, head straight to the source. At the time of writing, Kevin seems to be fascinated with seagulls, but I imagine he will start posting more on his interactions with the human residents of the area soon.
In the greater scheme of things, I haven’t known Kevin all that long. Our friendship began as an internet correspondence a few years ago, and I think it was about two years ago that we first met in person. Since then we have continued our correspondence and gotten together on occasion—our get-togethers usually involved preparing and/or consuming good food, which was at times offset by exercise in the form of hiking. Now he’s off on the hike of his life, and I must admit I am a tad envious. Mostly, though, I’m just really excited. It took me by surprise, this excitement, but I am very much looking forward to following along via the internet as Kevin makes his way across the country. I hope to be playing a more substantial part in this grand project, but the details have yet to be nailed down. Maybe I’ll have more on that later.
In the meantime, head over to Kevin’s site, and if it intrigues you, bookmark it or add it to your feed reader. I don’t know what the future has in store for our intrepid hominid, but I do know I want to be along for the ride.