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The Treasure of Safety

Last Tuesday, I rooster-strutted out of Ulmer’s with my lime green shopping bag filled. In 10 minutes, despite the crowd of locals, tourists, and cruise ship passengers, I seized my booty.  In one sweep, I plucked my beloved’s birthday card, found a plumbing fixture for our utility sink, spied a new carabiner for my daypack, […]

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Leading in a SACRED Way

Yesterday I went down to the Spit for a walk. I know. Not every town has a Spit. Ours is a 4-mile narrow strip of turf hanging out in Kachemak Bay. Walks on the Homer Spit mean the sea is in surround-sound, surround-view, and surround-sense. In deep October, the Spit refreshes the senses. It’s a […]

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How Much Donkey Do You Need?

We’re back from Nepal! And now as I trek into work mode, my head is full of incredible images. Of majestic Himalayan peaks. The round face of a child beaming ‘namaste.’ The Tibetan Buddhist nun walking alone at the monastery. Of rippling prayer flags. And donkey train after donkey train. I was so enamored that […]

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Unpacking the First 1000

I’m getting ready for a trip. Headlamp, check. Dried salmon, check. Antimicrobial undies, check. My girlfriend Sandy and I are headed to Nepal next week. Yup, that’s right. Nepal. Something that’s been in my mind’s eye for about 30 years. We are headed out on a 21-day trek into northern Nepal with a guide and […]

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How Much Uncertainty Can You Hold?

On one of our first trips of my beloved and I, we ferried along through the San Juan Islands (in Puget Sound). Mid-way between ports we met a state ferry going in the opposite direction and it was at that point, I bounded to the railing and started enthusiastically waving to the passengers aboard the […]

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