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Trail running Monadnock

Monday, June 11, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday I had 4 great hours of running/hiking on Mt. Monadnock's back trails. The main trails are full of people, but not the back ones. What a great experience!... Read more

peak experience

Sunday, June 10, 2012      1 comments

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The challenge

Saturday, June 09, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday was an amazing day at school. It was the culmination of weeks of hard work. Things turned out much bigger and better than expected. A prestentation that I thought... Read more


Thursday, June 07, 2012      0 comments

Every day I reach for new goals in my life. I keep those goals in my mind and my heart. Every night I thank God for the progress, no matter how small it may be, I've made. I trust God with the results, but I keep on pushing forward. I'm ha... Read more

Abbot Thayer

Wednesday, June 06, 2012      0 comments

Abbot Thayer painted the angel watching over Monadnock in 1919. As I hike this mighty mountain, I often feel the presence of God. I do believe that there is something specia... Read more

The Blog

Tuesday, June 05, 2012      0 comments
/105047676641 I am a school teacher and publicist for an upcoming movie. Monadnock, the Mountain that Stands Alone is a documentary about the most hiked mountain in No... Read more

A good tired

Monday, June 04, 2012      0 comments

Another very long day at school. The end of the year is a time of heightened excitement. My students were so full of energy today!! It was hard to keep them focused on learning. We were able to do some science experiments. That got them out... Read more


Saturday, June 02, 2012      0 comments

You might not know my Donna, but chances are, you will walk by someone like her soon. Take time to see the poor. Donna is a kind-hearted person who rarely smiles. She is self-conscious of her bad teeth. She looks much older than me, even th... Read more

Ugly but strong

Friday, June 01, 2012      1 comments

My knee braces are ugly. While hiking with my son Matty, I realized just how bad they look. He was surprised to see me with the spandex around my knees and said; “Mom, are y... Read more


Monday, May 28, 2012      0 comments

Today is a day for me to regroup and energize myself. Today is a day to rest. I'll get in a kayak ride by myself, and prepare to meet the class on Tuesday. Today I need to make time for me.... Read more

Grown kids

Sunday, May 27, 2012      0 comments

My son lives almost 2 hours from my home, and it's hard to make time to see him. When we do get togethere, we have a blast! Yesterday John and I, Mat and Nora hiked Monadnoc... Read more

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

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