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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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Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness: Learning Acceptance

Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness: Learning Acceptance The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.      ~ Nathaniel Branden When you set out to do a long-distance thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail you know a few things in … Continue reading

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A Lovely Fall Afternoon

A Lovely Fall Afternoon Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower. ~ Albert Camus This evening no big lessons, no great realizations just simple gratitude over a really nice day during my favorite time of year.  … 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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My Bucket List

My Bucket List The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.                  ~ Oprah Winfrey I remember writing my first bucket list, it was almost thirty years ago.  I only put on twenty items, my … Continue reading

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Hiking Happiness: Bear Creek Redwoods

Hiking Happiness: Bear Creek Redwoods Look deeper into nature, you’ll understand everything better ~ Albert Einstein So I have a friend who is visiting family back east and she left me with a couple of challenges before she went and … 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 a really good story

Happiness is a really good story I have not ended up where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I intended to be ~ Douglas Adams I moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1994 and very soon … Continue reading

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My Best Hiking Posts

My Best Hiking Posts So tonight a selection of my best hiking posts just in time for what would normally be my annual Thanksgiving morning hike.  This year, based in Oaxaca, Mexico Thanksgiving will be quite different, it’s not a … Continue reading

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