Took a long-scheduled personal retreat/quiet day today at Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area, about 25 miles NW of Springfield. Ended up walking eight miles at full cruising speed in 2.5 hours, so I am pretty wiped tonight. Yes, I did get some good praying done. And FYI, Jim Edgar is one of the few recent Illinois governors who did not go to jail … so he gets a park named after him. Sadly, I seem to have brought home some ticks with me, so there is domestic discontent.