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Promoting the Outdoors #2

Thursday, January 07, 2016      6 comments

In the past, I've brought up questions about promoting the outdoors and what are some of the ways others might do so. It occurred to me that scheduling an activity and offering others an opportunity to participate would be a good way to do so. W... Read more

Retirement...It's Here

Sunday, November 15, 2015      13 comments

Today is the first day of my retirement. Having given a reputable company 32 years, I finally exited the place that provided me with the livelihood needed to raise a family and live comfortably. I believe that I always thought that you'd feel ol... Read more

Are You a Promoter of the Outdoors

Friday, August 01, 2014      4 comments

While sitting around with my hiking buddies, the topic was brought up about the decrease of hikers we're seeing in the wilderness areas the last few years. I pointed out that it seems like it's getting be that way on the shorter hikes in and aro... Read more

Hiking With A Teaching Objective: Preservation and Conservation of the Tallgrass Prairie

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      5 comments

Having hiked the Konza Prairie since the late 80's, its been a wish that I could someday spend time has a volunteer doing something to help preserve this native, tallgrass environment. This wish came to fruition last fall, while during a hike, I... Read more

Side by Side With the Love of My Life....First Year of Marriage

Tuesday, October 23, 2012      7 comments

Some of you know the story of Jan and I and how we came to meet through Sparkpeople. On August 29th we celebrated our first wedding anniversary and our first year was absolutely amazing. It was common interest that brought us together and we've ... Read more

Christmas Reading ....Gift Ideas

Monday, November 28, 2011      3 comments

I was looking over my book collection this morning and realized that I was missing a few of my favorites. Oh well, they can be replaced. I love sharing things that lift up my spirits and add worth to my well being. Maybe I can do the same with t... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Marriage, Well-Being and Spark Success

Thursday, November 03, 2011      66 comments

A wonderful story of a new beginning for us both. Jan and I were truely meant to be and I knew this after several months of distant conversations. Yes, we did meet through a mutual sparkfriend, a person who shares many of the same delights of li... Read more

Making Trailtrodding My Passion Again

Wednesday, April 22, 2009      3 comments

I knew starting out this year that I needed to regain the passion for hiking that I lost due to five years of surgeries. During those five years I sat around and gained 35 pounds and was not motivated to do anything to promote my well-being. Aft... Read more