Author Archives: Michael Kane

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.

Happy Spring Blooms

Happy Spring Blooms You can cut all of the flowers but you can’t keep spring from coming. ~ Pablo Neruda The last week has brought some really spectacular spring weather to the Bay Area of California where I live. First, … Continue reading

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Happiness Moments: Woodstock 94

Happiness Moments: Woodstock 94 I’m going down to Yasgur’s Farm, Gonna join in a rock ‘n’ roll band, Got to get back to the land, Set my soul free ~ CSNY/Joni Mitchell So a new little writing experiment for the … Continue reading

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Simple Gratitude and Wisdom

Simple Gratitude and Wisdom It’s Superbowl Sunday and as I post this most people are watching the game.  I’ve heard this day referred to as an unofficial American holiday.  I’m honestly not all that interested in the outcome tonight, there … Continue reading

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A Real Vacation – Part 3 (up the coast)

A Real Vacation – Part 3 (up the coast) Recently I had my first vacation in a year, as I discussed in part1 (Anza Borrego) and part 2 (The Madonna Inn), a real vacation is the type where we actually … Continue reading

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A Real Vacation – Part 2 (The Madonna Inn)

A Real Vacation – Part 2 (The Madonna Inn) The other day I wrote the first part of this, A Real Vacation – Part 1 (Anza Borrego). And after three days of literally having my phone turned off I was … Continue reading

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Happiness is Poetry: Anne Sexton

Happiness is Poetry: Anne Sexton I’ve unfortunately gotten away from poetry over the last year.  First, in terms of my writing, I have distanced myself significantly from my muse.  Additionally, my life has been really good, I typically write from … Continue reading

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A Real Vacation – Part 1 (Anza-Borrego)

A Real Vacation – Part 1 (Anza-Borrego) We need time to defuse, to contemplate. Just as in sleep our brains relax and give us dreams, so at some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around … Continue reading

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Happiness Moments: Havasu Falls

Happiness Moments: Havasu Falls So a new little writing experiment for the blog. I’ve been wanting to find a way to do some free writing as practice. And I’ve been wanting to capture the moments in my life that have … 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 is Emma Dumont

Happiness is Emma Dumont Tease hair not homos ~James St. James (Emma Dumont’s favorite quote) So tonight I’m going to go a little bit fan boy on you my friends.  I’ve talked about this before, I’m a TV watcher and … Continue reading

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