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A March gathering of canoeists warms the heart

Thanks to a generous invitation, last weekend I attended my first (but probably not my last) Wilderness Paddlers Gathering. Begun in March 1993 during “a blizzard of historic proportions,” this annual event has become a tradition at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont. 375 more words


Pride and Humility

Self is the object and the origin of the passions of pride and humility.

  • Pride and humility are simple and uniform impressions.
    • We can never give a just definition of them.
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Upwards receives first book award!

OK, how humble is it to say “first” book award? Honestly, though, my hopes and dreams for this book continue to grow, as more people read and share their thoughts. 454 more words


6 properties to put on your Christmas wish list this year

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Yes, Orchard Road is very mainstream, and not quite as cool as, say, Tiong Bahru. But if you’re a shopaholic through and through, nothing beats taking the lift down from your apartment and instantly being in the heart of our nation’s most famous and largest shopping belt. 38 more words

Money Matters

1165. Chalk Farm (2)

This was the first piece I saw from the Global Street Art organised set of walls at the Chalk Farm housing estate. Looking like a giant billboard, it caught my eye from the end of the road, and even from a distance I thought it might be a piece by Pref ID. 116 more words


Thank you, Aqua-Bound, maker of fine paddles, for writing about Upwards!

Aqua-Bound, who manufactures quality U.S.-made paddles in Osceola, Wisconsin, recently invited me to collaborate on a blog post about my thru-paddle and book.

A long paddling expedition is built of many components, both within the paddler and without. 124 more words


Stretching Upwards (and, believe me, being on the radio is a stretch!)

It’s never hard to feel grateful at Thanksgiving time. Beyond the blessings of family, friends, and the start of the Christmas season, there are five days off from school. 269 more words