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Because life is simpler in the wilderness, most people learn quickly that taking too much gear with them on, say, a backpacking trip, is dysfunctional and potentially life threatening. With diligent planning the solutions are usually obvious. For example, if you are feeling cold in the wilderness you can…

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Telling The Truth About Unicorns

Purnimodo posted an interesting coloring book on her Facebook page titled Unicorns Are Jerks: a coloring book exposing the cold, hard, sparkly truth. Finally someone is speaking out! I know people love unicorns with their new agey rainbows and mystical imagery but in the real world it’s not all moonbeams and gum drops. Let me relate […]

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My Silent Song

I’ve got the lyrics but no music yet: My Silent Song I write a tune for just one man my purging is my pay the words are never sung out loud it’s always best that way lyrics flow from storms and nights recorded in my bed pull the blankets up against the cold place guilt upon […]

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Balanced On A Beam

We balance on a beam one foot, then the next gracefully, or not, keep the eyes just ahead, look one way or the other and balance is lost. Focus on the horizon past or future, a flailing of the arms vertigo, a bruising fall, but eyes just ahead steady and firm, gracefully or not we […]

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Love Is What Remains

I touch a pulsing heart in a hologram, the love is real, the embrace flickers and fades recorded on a hard drive whirring as recollection meets time somewhere in the middle of a breath stored as a temporary file in a life of terabytes I gaze on sunsets, watch the traffic, hug my son all […]

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Guns, Paranoia And A Tradition of Freedom

With guns, guns, guns, dominating the news media how can one avoid the topic? Gun rights is becoming as divisive as any social issue has been in recent memory. Wyoming was getting ready to pass legislation to make it a felony for any federal agent to attempt the confiscation of legally owned fire arms in […]

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A chronicle of a million girls

The Taj Mahal – One of the world’s greatest monuments to a man’s love for a woman. What an irony. A chronicle of a million girls. Tanushree at Charity Spring has written about the tragic and utter disregard for the dignity of women in India that has resulted in an epidemic of unprosecuted violence and […]

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Listening Is Really Hard Because I’m A Selfish Jerk!

Although men and women are complementary beings , the emotional/psychological differences require the daily, mutual exercise of Love: patience, kindness, humility, forgiveness, honesty, respect, in short, loving another as you love yourself. Where I fail miserably: listening. I am a “get to the point” kind of person. Consequently, if someone rambles a bit I struggle […]

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A New Year And A New Direction

2013! We’re all still here! Which means I’ll have to pay my taxes. ‘Sigh’ But on the bright side, I get to read all of your fantastic blogs for another year. Thus I am blessed. I must have been on Santa’s “naughty” list because he left me two different viruses for Christmas. I’ve been in […]

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Embracing Thorns

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. fear is for Conquering darkness for Light; they stand to look us in the eyes and lead us toward Eden Over and over the scene is replayed; the flowers are crushed the pedals torn, but the roots buried deep […]

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