Stuck in the Briar Patch – Leading Through Personal Crisis

Last summer, I was hiking the south side of Saddleback Mountain on a trail that was a connector to a well traveled ATV/Snowmobile road so I could access one of my favorite fishing ponds.  Freighted down with my fly-rod, lunch box, back-pack, dog leash, and water bottle, I maneuvered carefully down a gravel path - […]

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Trail Angels – Supporters of our Journey

Lexi – my 4-legged fellow adventurer and I walked the Greenbelt Pathway from MilCreek Hannaford in South Portland, Maine to Bug Light last night, and we made a pit-stop at a Trail Angel location along the way.  This person is kind enough to set out water and dog biscuits for the canine trekkers along the […]

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A Walk …. with Lexi

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.  ~ Henry David Thoreau Thursday (July 12th) marked the birthday of my favorite author – Henry David Thoreau. To commemorate his birthday, I spent alot of time writing.  I would have gone walking, but we are experiencing a muggy heat wave in the NorthEast, and […]

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Persevere in icy conditions …

Yesterday morning, I woke up and peered out my window at the new coating of shimmering ice on the ground, roads and trees, and  contemplated skipping my morning walk.  The conditions are treacherous.   I’ll fall and break something.  Yup, my Ya-But excuse maker was working overtime.  Ya, I could go for a walk, BUT…. its […]

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My dog is a lousy networker …. lessons from Lexi

Ah… my dog Lexi.  She is a cutie.  You can’t help but love her.  She loves all dogs, all people, all children…. but she is a terrible networker.  When I take her to dog parks, she often gets growled at, scowled at, and snapped at.  She can’t understand it – after all, she is freaking […]

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