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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, Simplicity & Gratitude

Happiness, Simplicity & Gratitude By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning. ~ Lao Tzu So lately the … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Trista Mateer

Happiness is Poetry: Trista Mateer Tonight, upon the recommendation of Ashe Vernon, I bring you the poetry of Trista Mateer.  All of the poetry I really like is fairly raw, it’s the way I write and what I like to … Continue reading

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Amazing Festivals for your Bucket List

Amazing Festivals for your Bucket List Today I decided to take a tour around the web to create a list of festivals for my bucket list.  I’m happy to say I’ve attended a few of them already.  What you won’t … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Rev Kane

Happiness is Poetry: Rev Kane Tonight selfishly a few of my own pieces, enjoy and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane A Eulogy to amuse the penguins                     2006 People don’t want the truth particularly not when death … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Even More Bukowski

Happiness is Poetry: Even More Bukowski Hello friends, I’ve posted a few posts of Charles Bukowski’s poems but tonight I want to go a little further with my favorite poet. I actually found Bukowski first through his novels, the writing … Continue reading

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A Virtual Guide to the Calaveras Redwood North Grove Hike

A Virtual Guide to the Calaveras Redwood North Grove Hike Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.       … Continue reading

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Happiness and Nostalgia

Happiness and Nostalgia Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome. ~ Angela Carter I found my inspiration for this weeks post in an unfortunate bit of news.  Last night I … Continue reading

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Happiness is Adventure & Travel

Happiness is Adventure & Travel Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life … Continue reading

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Happiness advice if you’re feeling down right now

Happiness advice if you’re feeling down right now Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes It seems this year and particularly this week a lot of people I know have been feeling … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: David Lerner

Happiness is Poetry: David Lerner Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. ― Leonard Cohen David Lerner is another poet I found in the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry.  … Continue reading

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