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Learn of the Green World

Maine Appalachian Trail

Here’s a paragraph, yes it’s a long one, from the Complete Walker IV by Colin Fletcher.  I haven’t read my Fletcher for many months although it has a permanent spot on my nightstand. On a whim, I opened it up last night at this passage, which struck me as particularly …

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The Best Year of My Life

Backpacking in the White Mountains

“This has been the best year of my life”, I told Sam as we were climbing Wheeler Mountain in Maine. She replied, “You don’t hear many people saying that these days.” Isn’t that the truth? It’s been 5 years now since I quit my job in corporate America and set …

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Life Lessons


The world is going to hell. The United States is going to hell. The government is going to raise our taxes, take away medicare, and push out the retirement age. Here’s my advice for how to get off the hamster wheel sooner and enjoy your life more. Please leave a …

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The Storage Locker

Public Storage Lockers

Some people feel like they lose part of themselves when they give away things they own. “I need to cut my monthly expenses”, said my Mom. “It’s costing me $150 a month to store my art books in the storage locker and I need to donate them all to the …

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Don’t Be Denied

Neil Young

I can really identify with this Neil Young interview. In it, he explains how he needed to keep moving forward in his life and with his music, rather than getting stuck in the same groove. This caused him a lot of grief in his life as he moved from one band to …

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Service to Others

Alan and his son on a Scouting trip

A few months ago, I met up with a gentleman named Alan Graham to plan an Ultralight Backpacking Course for Boy Scouts we’re holding next year in Austin. In addition to being a Scout Leader, Alan runs a charity called Mobile Loaves and Fishes which serves free meals to people …

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