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I Hate Exercise

I hate exercise. There. I said it.   More people in the post-agrarian United States are exercising than ever before: Crossfit, 24-hour gyms, yoga, hiking Meetup groups. They love all the sweat, torture, and challenge! A few months ago, I …

“I Have Control of the Aircraft”

It was the COOLEST THING EVER the first time my flight instructor announced, “You have control of the aircraft.” “I have control of the aircraft,” I repeated back calmly, authoritatively. Inside though, my heart was beating a mile a minute. …

My Grandmother – Peaceful Warrior

Anna Creighton Laing was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898. She was raised in a conservative, quintessentially Victorian-era Presbyterian home. She, and all her brothers and sisters were all bright, well-read, well-spoken. They only spoke when there was something …

A Good Hike Spoiled

I was feeling a little peopled out. Emily, the temptress kitty, lay contorted at my side, a big anthropomorphic smile on her face, lulling me into a state of do nothingness. But, I had already determined that I would not …

13 Year Olds Know Everything

13 year olds know everything. I don’t know about you, but I definitely knew everything about everything. And then some extra stuff on top of that.   I knew that when my orchestra teacher handed the 6th – 9th grade …

Obstacles

Obstacles

The theme for today is obstacles – and removal of them, hopefully. Obstacles of all sizes happen every day – how we respond to them can make or break a day. I have spent the last 4-6 weeks trying to …