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Appalachian Trail Happiness, the Book

Appalachian Trail Happiness, the Book Please forgive my shameless plug tonight but I wanted to provide all of the purchasing information for my book in one place ~ Rev Kane Come take a thousand mile walk with me on the … Continue reading

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AT Happiness: Trail Community

AT Happiness: Trail Community One of the first questions I was always asked before starting the trail was, who are you hiking with on the AT?  Whenever I would answer I was solo hiking people would become concerned. I would … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: Happiness and the Three Questions

Appalachian Trail Happiness: Happiness and the Three Questions We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our … Continue reading

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My Best AT Posts from the Last Year

My Best AT Posts from the Last Year Today is the birthday of one of my hiking partners from last year, Kingfisher.  The picture above is our belated celebration we held at the Laughing Heart Hostel in Hot Springs, NC.  … Continue reading

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Havasu Falls, Two Days in Paradise

Havasu Falls – Two Days in Paradise The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. ~ Harriet Ann Jacobs It was time for an adventure and the one I had … 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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Happiness is the Desert

The next couple of weeks are all about getting ready for the AT both mentally and physically. Physically I’m on my way, mentally, I need to keep slowing down, keep easing off of the throttle, becoming less dependent on normal everyday life in anticipation of a simpler new normal. Not an easy new normal, but certainly a simpler one, perhaps a better one. Hopefully you’ll find some time during the holiday madness to simplify, relax and find a new normal for yourself, and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane 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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Happiness is Giving: Gear Forward

Happiness is Giving: Gear Forward Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. ~ Lao Tzu So today I want to draw your attention to an organization near and dear to my heart, … Continue reading

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Happiness on the Road: Anza-Borrego State Park

Happiness on the Road: Anza-Borrego State Park “It’s the oasis,” said the camel driver. “Well, why don’t we go there right now?” the boy asked. “Because we have to sleep.” ~ Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist As many of you know … Continue reading

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