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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, Silence, Gratitude & Looking Back

Happiness, Silence, Gratitude & Looking Back Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys.  If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for … Continue reading

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Happiness is Being Accidentally Hip!

Happiness is Being Accidentally Hip! So I’ve never been someone who has been particularly hip. There is a reason for this, I have never particularly cared to be all that hip. To me, fashion and the vagaries and whims of … Continue reading

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Happiness and the Extraterrestrial Highway

Happiness and the Extraterrestrial Highway Is E.T. out there? Well, I work at the SETI Institute. That’s almost my name. SETI: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. In other words, I look for aliens, and when I tell people that at a … Continue reading

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On the Road: Cross-Country – Vegas

On the Road: Cross-Country – Vegas The best teacher is experience and not through someone’s distorted point of view ~ Jack Kerouac Lit out from Santa Rosa pre-dawn, 28 degrees, then as I climbed up the mountains it would get … Continue reading

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On the Road: Cross-Country Days 3 and 4

On the Road: Cross-Country Days 3 and 4 Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. ~ Jack Kerouac So yesterday I made for Dallas, TX to visit with an old friend and his … Continue reading

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Believe in Yourself and Be Happy

Believe in Yourself and Be Happy Believe in yourself!  Have faith in your abilities!  Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you can’t be happy or successful ~ Norman Vincent Peale I’ve been trying to be more … Continue reading

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On the Road: Cross-Country Day 2

On the Road: Cross-Country Day 2 Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. –Gustav Flaubert Today wasn’t the most exciting day on the road, there was again, a lot of traffic. I … Continue reading

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On the Road: Cross-country Day 1

On the Road: Cross-country Day 1 So every time I’m doing a cross-country road ship I have this whole day full of stories.  Things happen, wild traffic, on one trip I almost drove right into a tornado in Pennsylvania.   Typically … Continue reading

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Happiness and Hitting Reset

Happiness and Hitting Reset What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you’re constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that. ~ Billy Crystal Occasionally, even if things are going ok you can end up … Continue reading

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Happiness is Taking a Risk!

Happiness is Taking a Risk! Happiness is the resultant of the relative strengths of positive and negative feelings rather than an absolute amount of one or the other.                          … Continue reading

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