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Doing something today

Friday, May 25, 2012      0 comments

Sam Ewing once said; "It is the person who has done nothing that is sure that nothing can be done." Let's do something today to make this world a better place.... Read more

Having it all

Thursday, May 24, 2012      0 comments

At some point, we all have to decide what is important, and what we can live without. In order to spend time studying, I have to give up a Maine hike. In order to run a smooth classroom, I have to cut back on my early morning exercise time. ... Read more


Tuesday, May 22, 2012      0 comments

Climbing is a rite of passage for my family. We celebrate New Years Day with a hike up Monadnock. When my dear sister-in-law passed away, we climbed Monadnock and talked about B... Read more


Sunday, May 20, 2012      0 comments

In Psalms, David writes; I will lift up my eyes unto the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. Both Jesus and Moses climbed mountains when seeking God. Jesus brough His followers ... Read more


Saturday, May 19, 2012      0 comments

I spent the day running on the playground with 3 grandkids. You better belive that I burned calories! We flew kites, made huge bubbles and ran, ran, ran. I loved it!... Read more

Move towards your dream!

Friday, May 18, 2012      0 comments

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau... Read more


Thursday, May 17, 2012      0 comments

Today after work, I'm going for a long kayack ride. I have not been out yet this year, and I need my time on the water. It is such a calming experience. The lake is my sanctuary. I will probably be the only person on the lake, and I love it ... Read more

Busy, busy

Wednesday, May 16, 2012      0 comments

I have not blogged for a few days. I have been very busy at school. Teaching can take up all my spare time if I let it. Finding the balance between work, exercise and housework and family can be tricky!... Read more

Chocorua and progression

Sunday, May 13, 2012      0 comments

I hiked Mt. Chocorua yesterday. 6 tough hours of swet. Great way to spend a sunny Saturday. It was a tough 8 mile hike but it was worth it. We hiked Monadnock (4-6 miles) to prepare for Chocorua. We hiked Chocorua's 8 miles to prepare for B... Read more


Saturday, May 12, 2012      0 comments

To me, reaching goals is like climbing a mountain. You have to be committed to the cause, focus your attention and go for it!... Read more

mother's day is what you make of it

Friday, May 11, 2012      0 comments

I will not see my sons on Mother's Day. They live far ways, and have busy lives. They love me, and I know it. I weill hear from them, I'm sure. Still, I miss them. They will be with their wives and with their Mother-in-laws. Rather than... Read more

A good night's sleep

Thursday, May 10, 2012      0 comments

Today I am so thankful for getting a good night's sleep. Photo of Moon over Monadnock by Jeffrey Newcomer.... Read more

Abundant Life

Wednesday, May 09, 2012      0 comments

Jesus said, "I have come that you might have life, and have it more abundantly" John 10:10... Read more

Lift up your eyes!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      0 comments

I will lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord who made Heaven and Earth. Psalm 121:2... Read more


Monday, May 07, 2012      0 comments

It is hard for me as a type 2 diabetic to exercise. Normally my blood sugar levels are either too high or too low. Challenges: Getting enough carbs when hiking without eating too many. I haked for 6.5 hours yesterday and ate a Chunkc Bar wh... Read more

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