Coincidence and the Mississippi River


I’m off today and tomorrow in order to burn up some vacation time (we can only bank so many days), but wanted to pass along an update on Daniel Alvarez, the Tallahassee man who is attempting to kayak from Minnesota’s Northwest Angle all the way to Key West.

On his blog, Predictably Lost, today he writes of the wonder of coincidence when he ran into someone he’d met before. Me.

Alvarez is a fabulous writer. His documentation of his journey is poetry and in the segment he wrote today, he provides the kind of perspective that one might hand down to another generation. You’ll have to go to the page to find out what it is.

He writes his blog as the events happen — daily — but posts them a couple of weeks later so as not to specifically identify where he is on the river at a particular time.

The last time I checked — earlier this week — he was experiencing the wonders of Iowa on one side, and Illinois on the other.