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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 Poetry: Warsan Shire, again

Happiness is Poetry: Warsan Shire My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude. ~ Warsan Shire I love her stuff so much I figured I’d giver her a second day, enjoy my friends … Continue reading

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Three Questions and some thoughts from Anza-Borrego State Park

Three Questions and some thoughts from Anza-Borrego State Park What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse. ~ Edward Abbey As many of you … Continue reading

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Finding Happiness in Patience & Subtlety

Finding Happiness in Patience & Subtlety   When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.  ~ Lao Tzu Many years ago I started studying Tai Chi and Chi Qong with an instructor in Sacramento.  … Continue reading

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Simplest Formula for Happiness

Simplest Formula for Happiness            The most simple things can bring the greatest happiness                                        ~ Izabella Scorupco We of course talk a lot about it, this is The Ministry of Happiness after all. I try in … Continue reading

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Great Hikes & Treks

Great Hikes & Treks A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.                 ~Paul Dudley White Shorter Hikes (Under 100 miles) Rim to Rim Grand … Continue reading

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Overcoming Worry

Overcoming Worry People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold. … Continue reading

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Happiness Resources: On Contentment

Happiness Resources: On Contentment Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough ~ Oprah Winfrey Today a quick tour around the web for … Continue reading

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Are you ready for your Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Are you ready for your Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike You need special shoes for hiking — and a bit of a special soul as well. ~ Terri Guillemets So you want to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail? First off, congratulations and good … Continue reading

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Happiness in unexpected moments

It’s Monday and man it really is a Monday, I got to sleep late last night.  You see I did something silly, I’m moving houses and not cooking much and I yielded to temptation and at dinner had a Coke.  … Continue reading

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A Happy Alternate to the Super Bowl

A Happy Alternate to the Super Bowl I feel extraordinarily peaceful when I watch the sun set. ~ Kiefer Sutherland So maybe you’re not so into the Superbowl.  Maybe you’re a baseball fan, maybe you hate the Patriots, maybe you’re … Continue reading

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