Monthly Archives: August 2013

Freedom requires tough choices…my heart is beating

I recently gained an opportunity to increase my level of freedom on several fronts.  As with most things, however, there are trade-offs.  Economists like to say that there is no free lunch.  According to the good folks at Wikipedia (I … Continue reading

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Latest great book

My camping trip this last weekend and the new possibility of moving and cutting my living expenses significantly have stoked the dreams of radically changing my life.  Several people had told me of a story about a graduate student at … Continue reading

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AT Section 4 — August 17, 2013

RD and I did another section of the AT in Maryland yesterday.  That makes two weekends on the Trail in a row!  This time, rather than drive up, hike, and drive back on the same day, we camped near the … Continue reading

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AT Section 3: Pennsylvania near Delaware Water Gap – August 10, 2013

RD and I had a very nice hike on a new area of the AT yesterday.  This time we ventured a couple hours away from home to check out the Delaware Water Gap.  I have been to this area numerous times … Continue reading

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Danger danger! Trees and bears, oh my!

Remember what I said about why it is important to hug trees?  This is from one of the local parks. I found a place that I wanted to camp this weekend: Hickory Run State Park, PA.  The only catch: Attention … Continue reading

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August 4, 2013 – In Church All Day

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.  –John Muir Yesterday was one of those perfect days for basking in the out-of-doors.  Upper … Continue reading

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Thoughts at the Mid-Year Check-In

July 14, 2013 I’ve been seriously entertaining the idea of wandering around homeless and living out of a tent for about half a year now, and the last couple of months I’ve been spending some considerable time contemplating what I’ve … Continue reading

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