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 […]

MacAfee Knob!

I can’t believe I haven’t posted these photos!!! When I returned from Cape Town, after my gun scare, I decided I needed to do something uplifting, to help raise my mood. It worked! MacAffee Knob is all it’s cracked up to be. AWESOME. SPIRITUAL. COMMUNAL. WHAT A SPOT! The most photographed place on the Appalachian […]

Stay Positive Doug

That is Cape Town, South Africa. One of the most beautiful cities in the world. I have been spending a few months a year there for over 20 years. I have never been the victim of a violent crime. Until my last visit. 11 October 2018. That is the day that my attitude got rearranged. […]

Back to Cape Town

* I wrote this mostly finished draft, a short time before our return to Cape Town. Things are different now. Muizenburg! Well, my hiking on the AT is on pause. We are off to CT tomorrow for 2 months. Our friend Sleeping Beauty is supplying our lift to a downtown Philadelphia hotel for tonight. Uber […]

Still Sorting

If you’ve read my “It’s Not Like TV,” you know the story. I still am not sure if I am ok. I have this division on my life now. I live in a world divided between the OK and the NOT OK place. The not ok life is anxious. Fearful. Angry. Sad. The OK world […]