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The Wild

Updating and reposting this. A lot of my new subscribers (2018 and 2019) have never seen it. I figure this way I'll have more time for new hikes and watching anime! I go to the wild to recover my sanity... Continue Reading →

Another day, another death in the family.

I am about to bury my mother-in-law. She was just over a hundred years old. I knew her for longer than I knew my adoptive mother, who died at 55. I have buried many people. My biological mother died a... Continue Reading →

The many versions of “You”.

There is a cosmological theory called the "many-worlds interpretation". It postulates that everything that can happen, does happen. Every time alternate futures are possible, all possible futures happen and another universe exists following each possibility. So everything that can happen,... Continue Reading →

Hotaru and the Ephemeral Nature of Happiness — I drink and watch anime

I’ve already spoken about a character from Natsume’s Book of Friends for this series of character sudies. In fact Karandi and I have discussed many of Natsume’s supporting characters. The series is densely populated by absolutely wonderful people who wonder... Continue Reading →

Wabi-sabi – Celebration of Imperfection

Nothing in nature is perfect. Even the finest of things have flaws and most things have many flaws. If you would live in a world full of imperfection and still see beauty, you must understand the beauty in the flaws... Continue Reading →

I am Fortunate

I am so full of random aches I don't really know where to start. Essentially I have significant osteoarthritis in just about every joint. This rather limits the amount of effort I can put into work. The pain is intermittent.... Continue Reading →

Fear, Death and Loving Life

The tortoise must stick his neck out to go anywhere. And any worthwhile journey is going to have dangers. I am going to die. I am at peace with that. Don't know when, don't know how. I do not fear... Continue Reading →

The Secret to Happiness.

It's really quite simple. Really. A happy person is one who sees beauty all around them. Every time you see something beautiful, you get a little burst of happy juice. The more beautiful things you see, the happier you'll be. (Looking... Continue Reading →

The Wild Child Grows Old

From a while ago....   I’m on a long solo hike. I’m naked - but the good part starts when I forget I’m naked - I just exist. It becomes the default state. If you are thinking "What a wonderful day to... Continue Reading →

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