“All In” is back!

The most famous White Blaze in the entire world. The white blaze that guides you down the Appalachian Mountain Range in Eastern America, from Maine to Georgia. I think I took this photo in New York. Winter in New York. I’m showing you this because my life has shifted again. I love when this happens. […]

Finally Feeling at Peace

Muizenberg Saturday morning, 7AM. Funny how a shot into the morning sun looks like evening! I didn’t get wet yet. Still tuning up my body a bit. I haven’t been stretching and strengthening, so I got hurt. That’s the way it is “at my age.” My favorite phrase. Lots of cool boards. I LOVE surfboards. […]

Springer Mountain in October!

That is where most thru hikers start on their journey NOBO (northbound) on the Appalachian Trail. That is where I will be in October of this year. I will start in April at the 843.1 mile marker and hike to 0.0, Springer Mountain. So, 9 months to hike 843.1 miles. Doable for sure. Right now […]

0700 Wilmington

By now you must know that I attend AA. That’s unless you just happened upon my blog. I’ve been “coming around” as they say, since June 28th, 1996. That’s 22+ years of sobriety, “one day at a time.” In the photo above, if you look closely, you’ll see an “AA” with an arrow, on the […]

Christmas on Mt. Tammany

Christmas. Is there a better time to climb closer to the heavens or Heaven, and just enjoy the day? I think not. My children are all grown. Far away as well. My wife and I celebrate Christmas like the Germans, on Christmas Eve. I cooked my traditional meal; beef tenderloin and fresh asparagus. We skipped […]

On Becoming a New Person.

I just read my last post. Wow. Living in another dimension. Another dimension. I don’t feel that way at all now. I am living exactly in the same dimension I was living in a month ago. I am having a whole bunch of health issues in this dimension. Pain. Headaches, Sciatic Nerve, Hip Arthritis. I […]

Two Years Ago

These are Sleeping Beauty’s feet. Socks and sandals. One of the best parts of SB, as I will call her, is that she just does. Does what is in front of her. “It’s cold out. I’m kayaking. Can’t get my good shoes wet. Socks and Sandals it is.” To her, what anyone thinks is not […]