renew.

August 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Starting a new way is never easy so…keep starting until the start sticks.” – Tim Fargo

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Crow Canyon

Crow Canyon

http://www.tripbuzz.com/crow-canyon-archaeological-center-cortez-co

 

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“Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.” – Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

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“Beep beep boop is sub-optimal WordPress!

August 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

“To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius.” – Joyce Cary

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Southwest CO

Southwest CO

P.S. I really hate what wordpress has done with their end user interfaces – it looks awful and I am looking for a more end-user-appreciative web site. 

change.

August 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” – Eric Roth

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Font's Point and Borrego Badlands, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Font’s Point and Borrego Badlands, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

http://www.paradise-fall.com/html/Anza-Borrego%20Desert%20State%20Park

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“Listen. Slide the weight from your shoulders and move forward. You are afraid you might forget, but you never will. You will forgive and remember.” – Barbara Kingsolver

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brilliance.

August 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

“There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.” – Oscar Levant

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Supermoon

Supermoon

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/479605-supermoon-2014-could-be-visible-jan-30-when-to-look-how-to-take-awesome-photos/

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“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” – E.F. Schumacher
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Supermoon and cactus

Supermoon and cactus

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/supermoon-2014-first-three-consecutive-supermoons-light-night-sky-12-july-1456171

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“Let your brilliance be expressed through kindness.” – Bryant McGill

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Supermoon

Supermoon

http://iso.500px.com/supermoon-2014-photo-challenge/

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“There was something else that [Christopher] Reeve told me privately, off camera, and it made me grin. While he was lying in the hospital, just becoming conscious with tubes connected to all parts of his body, a doctor in a white coat came in and with a Russian accent, commanded: “Turn over!”
Are you nuts? Reeve thought.
I said: ‘Turn over!'” the doctor repeated.
As Reeve was about to answer “the imbecile”, he realized there was something familiar about the man in the white coat. He wasn’t a doctor at all. He was Reeve’s old buddy from acting school at Julliard, Robin Williams. Reeve waited for a breath, and almost choked with laughter. He realized, he told me, “If I can laugh, I can live.” – Robin Williams as told to Barbara Walters
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gratitude.

August 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

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north of Strawberry Reservoir

north of Strawberry Reservoir

http://uthappytrails.blogspot.com/2013/06/strawberry-fields.html

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“Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation.” – John Ortberg

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Looking south from Strawberry Peak

Looking south from Strawberry Peak

http://myatvblog.com/trails/utah-atv-trail-hobble-creek-canyon-strawberry-reservour/

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“Through life, I want to walk gently. I want to treat all of life – the earth and its people – with reverence. I want to remove my shoes in the presence of holy ground. As much as possible, I want to walk in peace.

I want to walk lightly, even joyfully, through whatever days I am given. I want to laugh easily. I want to step carefully in and out of people’s lives and relationships. I don’t want to tread any heavier than necessary.

And throughout life, I think I would like to walk with more humility and less anger, more love and less fear. I want to walk confidently, but without arrogance. I want to walk in deep appreciation. I want to be genuinely thankful for life’s extravagant, yet simple, gifts – a star-splattered night sky or a hot drink on an ice-cold day.

If life is a journey, then how I make that journey is important. How I walk through life.” – Steve Goodier

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play.

August 8, 2014 § 1 Comment

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” – Roald Dahl

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Animas Mountain

Animas Mountain

http://www.summitpost.org/animas-mountain/811591

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“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play.” – Charles E. Schaefer

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joy.

August 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

“In my own worst seasons I’ve come back from the colorless world of despair by forcing myself to look hard, for a long time, at a single glorious thing: a flame of red geranium outside my bedroom window. And then another: my daughter in a yellow dress. And another: the perfect outline of a full, dark sphere behind the crescent moon. Until I learned to be in love with my life again. Like a stroke victim retraining new parts of the brain to grasp lost skills, I have taught myself joy, over and over again.”  – Barbara Kingsolver

 

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 Beaver Dam Slope

Beaver Dam Slope

http://utahbirders.blogspot.com/2012_04_01_archive.html

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“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”  – Tom Bodett

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Beaver Dam Wash

Beaver Dam Wash

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/19141608

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“….. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. ….

Don’t settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon. You are still going to live a long time, Ron, and it would be a shame if you did not take the opportunity to revolutionize your life and move into an entirely new realm of experience.

You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.

My point is that you do not need me or anyone else around to bring this new kind of light in your life. It is simply waiting out there for you to grasp it, and all you have to do is reach for it. The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances.”  – Jon Krakauer

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