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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon

Happiness is Photography: Mardi Gras 2016 – Krewe of the Bossom Buddies

Happiness is Photography: Mardi Gras 2016 – Krewe of the Bossom Buddies The Krewe of the Bossom Buddies & Breast Friends is a unique Mardi Gras parade.  It’s a fairly new Krewe and they parade in the French Quarter in … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: Fantastic Fungi

Appalachian Trail Happiness: Fantastic Fungi One of the more surprising and amazing things that I’ve encountered on the Appalachian Trail have been the mushrooms and lichens.  Tonight a little tour of some of these amazing organisms. First a couple that … Continue reading

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The Joys of Traveling Solo

The Joys of Traveling Solo It is far better to be alone, than in bad company. ~ George Washington So I was reading the San Francisco Chronicle the other day and this article popped up, no friends, no problem – … Continue reading

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Happiness and the Wuhan Virus

Happiness and the Wuhan Virus We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal. ~ Thich Nhat … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness: Learning Acceptance

Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness: Learning Acceptance The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.      ~ Nathaniel Branden When you set out to do a long-distance thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail you know a few things in … Continue reading

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Happiness is Laughter: Crazy Websites

Happiness is Laughter: Crazy Websites Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time ~ Marthe Troly-Curtin I have always loved this quote and found on a site called Quote Investigator that in fact it is not actually a quote by … Continue reading

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Happiness, the minimalist mind and hiking the Appalachian Trail

Happiness, the minimalist mind & hiking the Appalachian Trail I want to hike the Appalachian Trail because it will be an adventure, adventure is transformational and I want to live a transformational life         ~ Rev Kane As my big adventure … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness: Landscapes

Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness: Landscapes So tonight a collection of some of the landscape and other shots I’ve taken since being on the trail, enjoy ~ Rev Kane

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day   Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. ~ Franklin P Jones So a quick little note on Valentine’s Day, of course this day is nothing but a horrible sham … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: Precious Moments, all three parts.

Appalachian Trail Happiness: Precious Moments, all three parts Here are all three parts of my post on my favorite moments from my thru-hike attempt this past Summer.  I was only able to do 1000 miles but the community, the memories … Continue reading

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