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The Sun

“The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing.

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A Rite of Passage

At least it felt like one, based on all the reading and research I’ve done regarding this whole transition to hiking/backpacking thing. I joined a co-op. 271 more words


"Words of Wilderness: 1836 - Present" by Pete McBride

Words of Wilderness: 1836 – Present from Pete McBride on Vimeo.

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” – John Muir




Back in October of 2014 I began my journey into forestry with a 2-day field class. This past week I completed the final requirement for my forestry certificate with the same 2-day field class. 770 more words

"All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking"

My co-worker at the high technology company I once worked at was the software architect for a sophisticated manufacturing test system. He was highly skilled at both hardware and software design and was responsible for inventing and implementing many innovative test features that made our products a success in the marketplace. 424 more words


How I Live (and Write) Deliberately

I listen to my dad’s uneven stride as it fades and is replaced by the warm whistle of the bird I imagine is perched with smiling beak in the tree stretching out above my tent. 2,723 more words