Twelve Days of Styxx: Day 10

From the series “Styxx Does Manitoba” (2017).

Today, Styxx lounges in his Wolseley home. He’s reading his favourite book, “Walking Styxx: a month of psychogeographic walks with a greyhound”, by his favourite author (yours truly).

From the book: “Styxx, shortened from his original name Firestyxx, is a greyhound. Or, more correctly he is a lurcher, the less romantic name for a greyhound mixed with a little bit of some other breed and used to race on “unofficial” dog tracks in the rural backwaters of states such as Ohio and Michigan. He has an unknown past and his age is pure guesswork (likely eight). But Styxx is every bit a greyhound, 80 pounds of muscle bound into a graceful Art Deco form.”

Styxx recommends that you purchase his book at

#greyhound, #lurcherlove #manitoba #winnipeg


Coast To Coast in Ireland: East Munster Way

From Carrick-on-Suir, our walk flows seamlessly into a three-day hike along the East Munster Way. So too, the scenery is a familiar rural setting with each day seeing us climbing reasonably scaled hills and descending into river valleys. Along the way, locals greet us openly and spend time to talk about our hike, the state of the Irish economy and, especially, the state of the weather and appreciation of even a modest display of sunlight.