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Petra: Happiness in a 2300 Year Old City

Petra: Happiness in a 2300 Year Old City Petra is a brilliant display of man’s artistry in turning barren rock into a majestic wonder. ~ Edward Dawson In the Jordan Desert, there is a 2300 year old city that westerns … Continue reading

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Happiness & Natural Quiet

Happiness & Natural Quiet A moment of silence is not inherently religious ~ Sandra Day O’Connor Today I want to talk about quiet which in itself sounds a bit contradictory.  The other night I was at a meeting and the … Continue reading

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Web Resources for Appalachian Trail (AT) & Other Hikers

Web Resources for Appalachian Trail (AT) & Other hikers In an effort to continue to beef up my Appalachian Trail (AT) resources page on the Ministry of Happiness site I decided on a snowy afternoon after shoveling to take a … 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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Himalayan Travelogue – The Whole Thing!

Himalayan Travelogue – The Whole Thing! Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame. … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: My Favorite Little Hiker

Appalachian Trail Happiness: My Favorite Little Hiker As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth; to see the land as an animal does; to experience the sky from the perspective of … Continue reading

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Take a Hike in Armstrong Woods

Take a Hike in Armstrong Woods Mountains are the cathedrals where I practice my religion                                      ~ Anatoli Boukreev Originally posted July, 2017 Update: Part of Armstrong Woods were burned in the recent wildfires, very sad. Armstrong Woods I used Armstrong … Continue reading

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Happiness is Hiking a day on the PCT

Happiness is Hiking, A day on the PCT In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks ~ John Muir Originally posted March, 2018 It had been far too long since I’d been on the trail.  Having … Continue reading

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My Favorite Appalachian Trail Photos of 2015

My Favorite Appalachian Trail Photos of 2015 Today a tour back through all of my AT photos from 2015.  Enjoy, and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane Originally published in January, 2016.   Other Posts You Might … Continue reading

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Happiness, Mindfulness & Decisions

Happiness, Mindfulness & Decisions Make bold choices and make mistakes. It’s all those things that add up to the person you become. ~ Angelina Jolie Originally posted in 2017 It’s been a confusing couple of weeks for me, of course … Continue reading

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