What Limits?!

What Limits?!

What Limits?! I learned early on the value of challenging situations.  Like so many of my most important life lessons, this was tied to my love of the outdoors.  When my Dad first introduced me to the wilderness — taking me on my first backpacking trip when I...
Mountain Meditations

Mountain Meditations

Mountain Meditations When the world is quiet and the mind is at peace, the trappings of the day-to-day grind all pass away.  What does it all mean anyway? Why do we work so hard for this job or that job? What value does it bring to ourselves or to the world? As I sit...
Carpe Diem Squared

Carpe Diem Squared

Carpe Diem Squared I’ve pretty much always subscribed to the belief and practice that Live for Today is a great mantra.  Some might interpret my choices as not sufficiently planning for the long-term.  And perhaps it is true that I exhibit some of the “addiction to...
Visit from Mom?

Visit from Mom?

Visit from Mom? I had a very vivid dream a couple nights ago.  Mom was a core part of this dream.  While like most of my dreams, the details are vague, I do remember her and I interacting for “a long time” (in dream time.)  It is not unusual for Mom to visit my...
Lucky and Lonely

Lucky and Lonely

Lucky and Lonely So, I know the title of this vignette is weird.  I don’t mean to imply that I’m lucky because I’m alone.  And, I’m certainly not lonely because of good luck.  There is no implied causality between the two words in the title.  Rather, it is just...
Why I Write

Why I Write

Why I Write Just last fall I started publishing some of my personal writings. I have been writing various snippets since I was a teenager — journals, outpouring of raw emotions, essays. I have never been particularly consistent or disciplined about it. In...

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