Monday, February 06, 2012

On Water

This post is a small info piece for some folks I'd like to corral into a brief trip this spring.

- Proposed Dates June 15 -18
- Lower Madawaska River (Link to Madawaska on Google Maps)
- About four hours from Toronto
- Well travelled river; many accesses.
a. 46 Km
b. About 12 sets of runnable rapids
c. Great location for easy fun in white water
- One massive lookout (small hike)
- Cost per person: About $170
a. Transportation
b. Rental canoes
c. Shuttle to Put In location
d. Food
e. (We can outfit ourselves beyond canoes)

Some photos from past trips on this same river:

- Paddling at Dawn
- Morning Day 3

- Catching A Wave
- Side Hike + View

- C. D. Clements

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

On Nouwen

Breaking news:

My professor tells me I had a good idea in class last night! Typically I try to add to the conversation, but I have a sneaking suspicion my classmates (all fourth year PhD candidates) endure me politely.

"Nouwen seems to view the goal of the Christian life as communion with God and relates to our attention and inattention to God. Nouwen’s understanding of being Godly is downward mobility and cruciformity, Philippians 2."*

Not my words, but mostly my idea. Score.

-C.D. Clements

*As opposed to godliness as sinning less / becoming more holy.