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Basic Days

Some days are like this: Simon and I pretending to be mountain goats high in the alpine (thanks to Nicky for the photo) and other days are like today: basic, quiet, catching up on domestic chores. And while I live … Continue reading

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Mount Brennan (Total Eclipse of the Heart)

Corny reference (eclipse) but very apt. Let me explain: Mount Brennan is one of the most beautiful¬†and spectacular alpine hikes in the Kootenays – and we did it on a day of a mystical, magical solar eclipse – and we … Continue reading

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Thoughts

It’s been an ordinary day – a day of a lot of resting and doing little things – chores, if you will. I also wrote the trip report from yesterday. Writing that report and merely reflecting on the day, caused … Continue reading

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Lightning Strike and Monk Peak

Here’s the thing about the Law of Attraction: it doesn’t understand the word “no.” So – no matter how much I think “Please – no boulder fields,” all the Law hears is “boulder fields.” Today it delivered more than I … Continue reading

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Relationships

Sometimes I am struck by the improbability of relationships – of two people sharing space together – sharing their entire lives. You take two random people who meet and decide – “Yup – let’s go for it.” And, miraculously they … Continue reading

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Silvercup Ridge

There’s that lovely quote I enjoy so much in response to the question, “How’s your life?” “It didn’t go as planned.” So that’s kind of the short-hand description of hiking Silvercup Ridge – “It didn’t go as planned.” But, as … Continue reading

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A Fast Pause

Is that an oxymoron? I suppose so – at least something moronic. But I did have to change pace – if just for a while. I’ve been in the kitchen for almost three hours – whew! It started with pickling … Continue reading

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