Monthly Archives: April 2014

Georgia A.T. Section Teaser Photo

I’m having fun making panoramas.  The free software didn’t do too hot.  The one that requires payment did the following automatically.  Guess I’ll be shelling out $40.  (Click for an enlarged image). Advertisements

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Some Georgia A.T. hiking today

Today was one of the best hikes I’ve done in a long long time.  Today’s lesson from the outdoors was this: Your worries of the world float away when you allow yourself to float away from the world. Or something like that.  More details … Continue reading

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First paddling in Athens

  The weather has been nice recently, and as I recently vowed to get outside this weekend, I started Friday night.  I swung by the storage place and grabbed the gear, then took the inflatable kayak out to Lake Chapman at Sandy … Continue reading

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Back to Earth…and camping

Too much deep thinking lately.  I got it out of my system for now.  With all of the traveling and trying to catch up on sleep, R-dogs inability to walk very far,  and my increased social schedule, I haven’t been getting … Continue reading

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My current life philosophy: One part Nietzsche, two parts Kierkegaard, three parts Buddha, and a slathering of Jimmy Buffett

I realized that in a few of my recent posts, it would appear that I am drifting off into the abyss of nihilism.  But no; I’m somewhere in the triangle formed by nihilism, existentialism, absurdism.  From what I can tell, … Continue reading

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Eggs come from a chicken, not a bunny, dummy!

These Christian holidays always put in a strange reflective mood.  So I leave you with two things to celebrate today.  The first is a long but thought-provoking article that concludes: Whether unbelief yields an attitude of despair (or even resignation), … Continue reading

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Clinging, the environment, and the “big electron”

Hi all, There have been times when I get pretty worked up about the environment and the impact that humans have on it.  But sometimes I wonder if I’ve gone too far and am clinging.  The Buddha taught that clinging … Continue reading

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Fogot to Post: Happy Fall and Two New State Parks

This shows up as a draft.  I’m not sure why I never posted it, but here you go — better late than never.  Cheers! We’ve had a nice fall so far – for the most part it has been sunny … Continue reading

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