Monthly Archives: May 2013

Who Am I?

  I repeatedly have moments of being completely flummoxed by the human experience. I think about awareness and my identity¬†of who I am. I understand that I filter everything through my own subjective context. I realize that other people do … Continue reading

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Routines

  I walked in the rain today – of course I walked in the rain: there was nothing else to walk in. In fact, after an all-day rain yesterday, I had to wear my gum boots. The trail had turned … Continue reading

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Perspectives

  Spring is the perfect time to walk the Harwood Plains – the flowers were in full bloom. Personally, I think these wildflowers put all our fabulous garden hybrids to shame. And then there were the birds – in no … Continue reading

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Dark Side of Gardening

  I was going to write a profound post on journalism – and then I made the mistake of getting out into the garden to do some weeding first. Yech! Ugh! Bleah! I have an infestation of tent caterpillars! I … Continue reading

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Ignoring the Weather

  No, this photo was not taken recently – but it may be what we’ll be hiking into on saturday. This is near the top of the Cameron Lake trail on Mount Arrowsmith. We’ve decided to go for it on … Continue reading

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Maple Mountain in May

  Not a lot of words today – just photos to prove that one is indeed worth a thousand of them. Any day hiking on a mountain is better than a day spent indoors. Today I went up Maple Mountain … Continue reading

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Hike to Boat Harbour

  Nature is my church, my temple, my sanctuary. All I have to do is go out into the woods, or to the sea , or to the mountaintop – especially on a warm and sunny day – and everything … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Nature

  Fear of a dystopian future? There’s plenty of that around. It isn’t helping that I’m currently reading Dan brown’s new book, “Inferno,” which is really based on the fact that with a population nearing 8 billion people, the earth … Continue reading

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Live as Though

  I forgot who said it, but I know the quote: “Live as though you wer going to die tomorrow – or as though ¬†you will live forever.” I thought about that as I walked with Abby in the park … Continue reading

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Post Election Thoughts

  Like so many people, my immediate thought when I tuned in to election last results last night was disbelief. And yes, the media today is wondering more about “How did the pollsters get it so wrong” than it is … Continue reading

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