Monthly Archives: September 2015

Beginner’s Mind

I have always loved the Buddhist concept of “beginner’s mind.” It proposes that we learn and grow and perhaps even become enlightened (at least about a certain subject) when we arrive at it with the attitude of “not knowing.” If … Continue reading

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Brain Activity

Thanks to Rick Bronson for the group photo at Century Sam Lake. (notice the colour coordination – and we didn’t even pre-plan it!) I always want to acknowledge the photographer first – and he did a great job, not just … Continue reading

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Who to Vote for

I got a call from an NDP canvasser last night, asking me if they could count on my vote. “I’m voting Green,” I said. The canvasser immediately burst into a harangue about how I would be splitting the vote and … Continue reading

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Mount Benson

It was a long day in perfect hiking weather: sunny, warmish (not hot) – cloudless sky – um, I think I said perfect. How can I possibly elaborate on that? Four of us – just a wonderful hike. The long … Continue reading

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Cruickshank Canyon Loop

Clearly, it’s late and I have to be up early again tomorrow to do (guess what?) more hiking. So this is going to be a very photo-heavy blog post. A great hike in Strathcona – very full day. But it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Century Sam

Today was just all about a great hike up to Century Sam Lake – with a great group of people. I especially liked meeting Rod – we went at it hammer and tongs for the first bit of the drive … Continue reading

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Choices

This afternoon I took a nice, long walk with Abby down the Cable Bay trail to Dodds Narrows. And there I pondered my biggest dilemma of the day: to go to Mount McQuillan tomorrow or Century Sam? Huge problem! Mount … Continue reading

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More Philosophic Meanderings

Quality – I love the quality of this photo. If I was reading the early part of Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, I would be challenged to define “quality.” And how would I do that? Before Pirsig … Continue reading

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The Philosophy Behind my Vote

Maybe it’s because I am reading The Wu Li Masters – or maybe it’s just because I am inclined to ponder as I walk – but my mind has been focussing quite strongly on philosophy lately – at least, what … Continue reading

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Politically speaking

I noticed a lot of hits on my post “My Vote.” Some people agreed with me, others not – and that’s great. What a boring world it would be if we all had the same view. Some people will vote against … Continue reading

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