Follow Me: SCA member blogs from the field

Follow Me is the place to read field dispatches from SCA members serving the planet all over the USA.

Submitted by Emmet Pruss on Tue, 7/30/2013 - 11:33 / Follow me blog post

The termination of 2 short weeks will mark the completion of the SCA program that I have been a part of with 22 companions for the last 10 months.

Submitted by Emmet Pruss on Fri, 7/26/2013 - 17:52 / Follow me blog post

Something that I knew about SCA, but didn’t fully appreciate until recently, is the storied history and shear diversity of the programs that they offer.

My program, for example, is a Residential Corps Program. This means that I share my living space, meals, and community with 22 coworkers at our repurposed Knights of Columbus camp in rural Hawley, Massachusetts.

Submitted by Emmet Pruss on Tue, 7/16/2013 - 17:32 / Follow me blog post

The tag on my hammock reads “Step 1 Relax.” There are no other steps; it’s a succinct instruction.

And a decent one to keep in mind at work—not just trail work, all work. All not work, too, in fact.

On our hitch at Mt. Greylock, John takes deep breaths between sips of this morning’s coffee. He has an interview at 5 PM.

Submitted by Emmet Pruss on Thu, 7/11/2013 - 10:56 / Follow me blog post

The Connecticut River gluts flatly into the horizon, viewed from the observation deck atop Mt. Sugarloaf in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Church steeples from small towns freckle the foothills, the spaces between them carpeted under humid shags of exhaling trees.