Mortality in my face.

I am sick of Covid. Covid at breakfast. Covid when I shop. Covid in the news. Covid on NPR. Covid on Sports radio. Covid. Here’s the real problem. I just turned 70. I feel much younger when my head is screwed on correctly. It’s harder to be upbeat and live the life I love, when […]

My Life Is So Good!

Today, I spent the morning, well part of the morning, skiing at Blu Mountain with my newish friend Betty. Betty, like me , is a retired teacher. Retired. Funny word that. Re tired. Hmm. I’m not sure I would have come today had it not been for Betty. I have trouble following through with physical […]

What Do You Think?

They light up the newly restored steeple on top of the First United Church of Christ, on 3rd and Church Streets in Easton, PA. I know it’s supposed to get all we Easton residents in the Holiday Spirit, but truthfully, it’s looks a bit vampirish to me, right? As the sun goes down, the red […]

Adios 2020

As I say my good byes to this awful year, I can’t help but be a little grateful. A lot grateful. Grateful for Dr. Star who put a new hip in me. Right before the surgery he asked me, “Now which hip are we doing?” Being a little puzzled, I said, “The right one!” To […]

Decision Made

Ok. Enough now. I can hike. I remember how to set up my tent. I can handle the cold. My hip is almost completely healed. I’m not going out there overnight by myself, anymore. It’s way to boring. I need people or a new section of the AT. So anyway, I hiked in. Set up […]


I wrote this email to an old hiker friend of mine. He had the idea to hike the entire trail when I thought he was crazy…ironic, wouldn’t you say? The email when like this: You know Pete. Some days I wake up and think I’m crazy to try and finish this trail. It is the […]

Thank you.

I will do this profusely when I finish this major accomplishment, at some point in the near future. That’s right. I said near future. This is the final push. I have to do this now. Finish Section Hiking the Appalachian Trail. I will profusely thank all of you who have lifted me up those mountains. […]

It’s About Time

Dirt. Dirty. Filthy dirty. I hadn’t been without a shower for 4 days since maybe…ever. Now it’s a regular occurrence. I loved getting dirty. I felt young again. I didn’t care what anyone thought. I didn’t care who saw me. I just plain didn’t care about anything but hiking. Hiking the Appalachian Trail. I was […]