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The illusion of self-importance

“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.” – Carl Sagan When … Continue reading

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Why I ride, again

Cycling season is winding down. The days are getting shorter and it is harder to squeeze in a thirty mile ride on a Tuesday or Thursday evening without riding in the dark. I don’t like riding in the dark. I … Continue reading

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Bread and milk

“Anyone who says they’re not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both.” –  Anderson Cooper In 1985 I was working and living in Wilmington, NC. My first … Continue reading

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The hardest hike

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” – Thich Nhat Hanh I typically try to find hikes in the six to eight mile range with anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 feet of elevation change. For a … Continue reading

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A new dawn

The rope I grip has begun to fray, The knots I tied have slipped and drawn slack, From the truths that control my motions, and count my days It’s time I pushed away from this shore of security Towards the … Continue reading

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The Great Eclipse

On Monday, August 21st at approximately 2:38 pm my little city will be in the dark. We are one of the cities along the, cue the thunder, “PATH OF TOTALITY”. Our hotels, and we got a lot of hotels, are sold … Continue reading

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Sixty years later…….

This photograph was taken on September 4, 1957 as Elizabeth Eckford was prevented from entering the newly desegregated Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas by the Arkansas National Guard. This photograph was taken on July 8, 2017 as Police Officer Darius Nash protects … Continue reading

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