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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

Memorial Day – A Day to Remember

Memorial Day – A Day to Remember It’s Memorial Day, a day designed as a day to remember those who lost there life in military service for the United States.  All of us likely have someone, somewhere in their family … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Warsan Shire

Happiness is Poetry: Warsan Shire Today a relatively recent discovery for me on the poetry front, Warsan Shire is amazing.  Her poetry is at times very dark, but always passionate and powerful.  We had a brief interaction on Twitter once, … Continue reading

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Holiday Happiness: The Poetry & Wisdom of Khalil Gibran

The Poetry & Wisdom of Khalil Gibran The holidays are a very stressful time for everyone and an exceptionally hard time for some.  So, until the New Year I’ll be posting a Holiday Happiness post each day to try help … Continue reading

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Happiness, Attitude and Simple Pleasures

Happiness, Attitude and Simple Pleasures My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.  ~Thornton Wilder It has been a hectic time for me lately and I’ve … Continue reading

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Happiness is Accepting Impermanence

Happiness is Accepting Impermanence Impermanence is a principle of harmony. When we don’t struggle against it, we are in harmony with reality. – Pema Chodron I was sitting in my office the other day reflecting on changes that I have … Continue reading

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Happiness in the Dull Moments

Happiness in the Dull Moments Life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% how you respond to it                    ~ Charles Swindoll I have been thinking a lot lately as I’m closing in on turning 50 about my purpose … Continue reading

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Rituals for Happiness

Rituals for Happiness Rituals are important. Nowadays it’s hip not to be married. I’m not interested in being hip. ~ John Lennon As we are all quite aware nothing is typical or normal in our world right now.  For that … Continue reading

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Notice the Small Things

Notice the Small Things We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. ~ Mother Teresa So today I want to talk about … Continue reading

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Getting Older Ain’t for Cowards

Getting Older Ain’t for Cowards Enjoy yourself it’s later than you think ~ Chinese Proverb I had an interesting day on Monday.  Of course there is a quote, that most people consider a curse, may you live in interesting times. … Continue reading

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Get a little Joy in Your Life

Get a little Joy in Your Life We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.  When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. ~ Buddha One of the most joyous days of … Continue reading

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