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Paragliding in Morocco - #TBT

A few years ago, my best friend and I somehow found ourselves in Morocco. It wasn’t your average trip to say the least.

It started off like this in the airport:  “excuse me girls, I hate to be rude. 373 more words


Leveraged Lending Pullback Tied to Regulatory Scrutiny

Brian Robert Gilliam’s Blog

By Matthew Heller Large U.S. banks may be heeding the warnings of regulators and staying away from highly leveraged deals. …read more… 14 more words

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Bearing Claw Marks On Stump

Claw marks made by bear foraging for insects — Image by kenne


Floral Friday: Freesias

Good morning from a sunny Hastings morning.

As I am doing this I can watch outside and see our local family of blackbirds digging for food in the grass under the orange trees.   86 more words

New Zealand

Day 23: Hope for New Beginnings

“If you’ve been there, no explanation is necessary. If you haven’t, then none will be adequate.” – Lou Holtz

Over the summer I spent a lot of time with my family at my mom’s old house. 488 more words


The brilliance of baking soda

I was recently brainstorming some long term backpacking trips to a friend when she asked, “Do any of these places have showering options?”

“I mean, not really,” I said, “but I’m not super worried because I’ve got a big thing of baking soda and there are rivers and stuff.” 523 more words