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The Need and Beauty of Quiet and Silence

But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.
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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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My Annual Thanksgiving Hike

My Annual Thanksgiving Hike Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough.                            ~  Oprah Winfrey As I’ve written about before, Thanksgiving is my favorite … 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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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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