Trust your gear.

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My heart pounds with fear as my guide and I make our final ascent to the top of Water Canyon just outside of Zion. It’s a challenging 5 mile hike up the mountain, our packs full of gear, the Utah … Read More

How sweet the sound

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It’s a cool and cloudy memorial day morning 2018 in Bandon. Mark and I stroll towards the pier, killing time until Tony’s Crab Shack opens. A crowd has gathered near the harbor entrance so we make our way to investigate. … Read More

She let go

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She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the … Read More

The end of suffering

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Suffering begins when you mentally name or label a situation in someway as undesirable or bad. You resent a situation and that resentment personalizes it and brings in a reactive “me.” Naming and labeling are habitual, but that habit can … Read More

Thanks For That God

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I awoke earlier than usual that morning. My heart was pounding and my head was full of anxious thoughts about the 5 days looming before me. In 3 hours I was to get on a plane to travel to Sonoma … Read More

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