Beauty on Baxter Mountain

The mountains are always a good idea...a glorious idea. It had been 2 whole months since the glorious 46er finish, and I was desperate to get back to the mountains. It was a last-minute trip actually. Originally, I was signed up to run It's a Wonderful Life 5K.  Unfortunately, my hip had flared up again …

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Drowning in Silence, Emerging in Peace

“Speak only when it improves upon the silence.” -Gandhi   Silence. It was deafening to my soul most of my life. Truly deafening.  I did all that I could to fill the void with noise…constantly initiating conversations, funny jokes, pointless rambling, playing music. Anything.  Anything to drown out the silence. Silence was something I could …

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“For Everything You’ve Missed…

you've gained something else." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Last April, I wrote the piece, Tick, Tock…Tick, Tock… about my struggles with the concept of "time." Completely consumed by it at the time, focusing on anything else was near to impossible. Time continues to be a reoccurring theme in my life. However, I am not nearly as anxious …

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