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Dreading Winter or…

Looking forward to it. I got reminded today that there are indeed two perspectives when talking with a friend of mine. “Ugh, I heard we’re supposed to get snow again on Sunday.  Why can’t it stay like today all year round?” he lamented. “I take it you’re not  a winter…

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Being a Mountain Person

I remember the moment. As I hiked along Bubbs Creek in Kings Canyon National Park, my heart began to sing.  I could swear it would explode right out of my heart. There had been moments before.  When I first moved to the Sierra Nevada in California, I marveled at the…

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Seventy Degrees

Runners in shorts and tank tops.  People wearing flip flops, eating ice cream.  If you didn’t know better, you would have thought it was the middle of July.  I couldn’t reconcile the scene in my mind with what was coming the next day. Twenty-four hours later, it felt like mid…

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The Nederland Experience

“Do I need to change?” my dad asks. “No, Dad, things are pretty casual in Nederland.  A pair of jeans and a flannel shirt, and you’ll fit right in” I replied. “Although you might want change your shoes” I added. He had on blue canvas shoes with the name “Sperry”…

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