riding by

"I think bicycling has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time…

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collecting a thing

I’ve been doing the same hike on a weekly basis for nearly two years. But it wasn’t until a few months ago that I started really noticing the feathers along…

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variations on a name

I’ve stayed at this hotel a couple of times now on my travels. Partially because it’s convenient to the airport and has a cool vibe, and partially because I get…

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For the past several years, I generally checked the time on either my laptop or phone. Unfortunately, that meant that, whenever I checked the time, my brain drifted to thoughts…

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my role model, the swamp gum

This is possibly the tallest tree in Mt. Field National Park in Tasmania. Swamp gums are actually the tallest hardwoods in the world. (If you immediately think of the California…

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brace yourself

This centuries-old tree, providing shelter for this centuries-old bench, is made stronger by the braces. How glad the tree must be to have those braces to lean on. What’s holding…

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jumping, but not the shark

“Sometimes you gotta trust the jump.” – Deray Mckesson As I write this, timetables for some big projects I’m working on for 2 of my companies have been blown completely…

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the best medicine

“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.”– Jean Houston “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.”– Dr.…

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a room for the curious

This room is found at the visitor center of Mount Field National Park in Tasmania. But I am going to invite myself and you to make this every room everywhere.

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