Archive for August 2018

Ancients & Respect

I have made a trip over the hill to assist my sister in making some of those difficult end-of-life decisions for my mother. The weather and traffic were good, so I can’t complain about the driving. Our decision is not to pursue restorative care, after all Mom is 98, but to go the palliative route…

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PCT

PCT hikers spend months on the trail. Unless they’ve been given a sabbatical, that means they have given up a job, postponed getting a job, or have followers and family who support their hike. Those multiple pairs of good shoes and equipment cost money, as well as the food and supplies needed for three to…

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Cheeky

I heard many interesting stories while in North Cascades National Park, talking to hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Their reasons for doing this long trek from Mexico to Canada were as numerous as the trees along their route, but at the heart of each one was the desire for adventure, to prove to…

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Book Review!

Rhyaden has gone live on Amazon for pre-orders. Here is the site to go to : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GH6G7FP?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420 I’m so excited! While I’ve been off galavanting in the backwoods, Rhyaden got an awesome review from Midwest Book Review. “Rhyaden is a middle-grade fantasy novel, set in world where trees talk and the last living dragon mentors…

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The Picture

It is hard to describe the value of a restorative vacation, time away from work and home. I am sitting on a small land point, with a bay on either side of me. Water is smacking the rock wall in a constant symphony of slaps and whooshes, accentuated by humming bird trills as the exuberant…

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Smoke

The first half of my trip across Wyoming was shrouded in fog. The second half was all smoke haze from fires in Utah. The smoke is in Utah, Idaho and Montana too. If you don’t think our planet could face drastic climate change from our own making or Mother Nature’s – think again. Many times…

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Puppy!

So, just a thought to pass on before my next adventure. If I miss a blog or two in the up-coming weeks, it is because I might not have Internet connection in some of the areas I will be visiting. I could write the blogs all ahead and schedule them, but I don’t like to…

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Hiatus

The flowers around the neighborhood are brilliant. This picture is of my crazy dahlias. The grass contrasts nicely throughout the area because the rains have caught us back up. The temperature is inching back up after the respite, but it’s summer. That’s how it’s supposed to be. My thoughts are certainly with everyone suffering through…

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