Monthly Archives: August 2015

Happy Sunday

Yes it is – very happy – for a huge number of reasons. First, because I live a happy, wonderful, blessed life. It’s really that simple. I wake up in the morning. alive and full of joy because how could I … Continue reading

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Rainy day hiking

It felt rather odd to be hiking in the rain today. Other than the backpacking at Bedwell Lakes a few weeks ago, it’s the first rain we’ve seen here for a very long time. Lying in bed last night, I … Continue reading

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Mount Benson

There are some days where everything feels just right. I have no idea what the ingredients are that make up that kind of day. If I knew, I’d print out a list and stick it on my fridge. On the … Continue reading

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inspiration

Sometimes inspiration just doesn’t come that easily. I feel like my brain has taken a day off. Not that this hasn’t been a good and productive day, of course – because it has been. But I feel like my mind … Continue reading

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Busy

I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with busy/work. I get tremendous satisfaction of plowing through a big to-do list and doing the job well. I also am unabashedly lazy and love having nothing to do – even though … Continue reading

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Working Day

Some days are just so ordinary – and those ordinary days can be a pure joy. Today was just that kind of day. Nothing even remotely earth-shattering: just writing a few stories, doing interviews, proofing, making appointments. Just walking with … Continue reading

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An unexpected day and hike

What an interesting day! And I really do think I mean that in a good way. I learned lots. And I had experiences I didn’t expect to have. It all started off as planned: left Abby behind and headed off … Continue reading

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More on Mount Gibson

All right – a few more photos from top of Gibson – and I truly thought I wanted to add a few more words. And perhaps I don’t. I can only say that I loved these two days and wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Mount Gibson

So – back from an overnighter on Mount Gibson. What a glorious hike! We set off from the trailhead at about 11 and got to the top at about 4.30 p.m. Naturally we stopped for lunch along the way and … Continue reading

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Packing

There it is – my tent – not where I’ll be pitching tomorrow, but pretty close. I think I’ve got this backpack packing down to a science now. The checklist is in my head and it’s an efficient one. I’m almost ready … Continue reading

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