buddy.

July 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

“People would walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out.”  – Michael Bassey Johnson

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Colorado River

Colorado River

http://www.crowcanyon.org/e-newsletter/2013/April/Travel_adventures_2014_preview.html

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“An awesome friend is everything.”  – Ellen J. Barrier

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simple.

July 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”  – L.M. Montgomery

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Observation Point Zion National Park

Observation Point Zion National Park

http://www.pixelfugue.com/Photography/Favorites/i-xtWtFsP

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“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.”  – Plato

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Kayenta Trail

Kayenta Trail

http://briandearth.com/hiking/2014/03/emerald-pools-and-kayenta-trails-zion-national-park-utah/

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“We spend so much time creating a façade of what we want to project to the world, we almost forget what we ourselves are truly about in the process.”  – Jason R. Thrift

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Virgin River

Virgin River

http://silverspringwanderer.blogspot.com/2014/05/utah-part-5-canyoneering-and-narrows.html

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“When you have two competing theories that make exactly the same predictions, the simpler one is the better.”  – William of Ockam

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choice.

July 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Choices may be unbelievably hard but they’re never impossible. To say you have no choice is to release yourself from responsibility and that’s not how a person with integrity acts.”  – Patrick Ness

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Flaming Gorge Green River

Flaming Gorge Green River

http://jasonstravels.com/2013/03/22/floating-down-the-flaming-gorge/

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“One of the greatest feelings in life is the conviction that you have lived the life you wanted to live-with the rough and the smooth, the good and the bad-but yours, shaped by your own choices, and not someone else’s.”  – Michael Ignatieff

 

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Green river

Green river

http://www.dvorakexpeditions.com/specialty-trips/green-river-yoga/

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“I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection.
For me, I’m going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice.”  – Mike Erickson

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kindness.

July 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”  – Mary Anne Radmacher

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Tokopah Falls

Tokopah Falls

http://www.everytrail.com/best/hiking-kings-canyon-national-park

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“Each time I perform an act of kindness, a part of me heals.”  – Lupi Ngcayisa

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Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

http://www.americansouthwest.net/california/kings_canyon/kings-canyon-view_l.html

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“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”  – John Joseph Powell

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Kings River near Zumwalt Meadow

Kings River near Zumwalt Meadow

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kings_Canyon_National_Park_-_Kings_River_near_Zumwalt_Meadow.JPG

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“Kindness is like a muscle, the more we exercise it the better we are at it.

Kindness starts as a thought but ends as an action. Acting kindly toward others is the only real way to let people know we care about them and their happiness. Without action, kindness just lives in our minds but never touches the real world.

Being kind to others doesn’t have to be complex or fancy. Sometimes the simplest acts of kindness are seen as the most sincere, such as holding the door, helping with directions, saying “please” and “thank you,” or even just a smile.”  – Steven Handel

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enough.

July 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Sometimes I lose perspective, but it helps to stop and look around. I may not have it all, but I have more than enough….” – J.M. Darhower

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Jarbidge Wilderness

Jarbidge Wilderness

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarbidge_Wilderness

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“The longer I live, the more I read, the more patiently I think, and the more anxiously I inquire, the less I seem to know…Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. This is enough.”  – John Adams

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Safety.

July 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

“The old school of thought would have you believe that you’d be a fool to take on nature without arming yourself with every conceivable measure of safety and comfort under the sun. But that isn’t what being in nature is all about. Rather, it’s about feeling free, unbounded, shedding the distractions and barriers of our civilization—not bringing them with us.”  – Ryel Kestenbaum

 

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 Mesquite Valley

Mesquite Valley

http://www.basinandrangewatch.org/HiddenHills.html

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“These are all I have. I do not have the wide, bright beacon of some solid old lighthouse, guiding ships safely home, past the jagged rocks. I only have these little glimmers that flicker and then go out.”  – Rebecca Wells

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Nopah Range wilderness

Nopah Range wilderness

http://travelingluck.com/North+America/United+States/California/_5377194_Nopah+Range+Wilderness.html

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“I have not always chosen the safest path. I’ve made my mistakes, plenty of them. I sometimes jump too soon and fail to appreciate the consequences. But I’ve learned something important along the way: I’ve learned to heed the call of my heart. I’ve learned that the safest path is not always the best path and I’ve learned that the voice of fear is not always to be trusted.”  – Steve Goodier

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vulnerable.

July 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

“…when someone is honest and vulnerable, they wring my heart – I want to hug them for being real…”  – John Geddes

 

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Sand Canyon Pueblo

Sand Canyon Pueblo

http://www.dennisrhollowayarchitect.com/SandCanyon.html

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“I’ve realized the most effective writing and living are done when we are willing to be vulnerable. I think we spend most of our lives trying to cover up our insecurities.”  – Katie Kiesler

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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

http://www.tripomatic.com/United-States/Colorado/Cortez/Crow-Canyon-Archaeological-Center/

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“Everything I know, everything I put in my fiction, will hurt someone somewhere as surely as it will comfort and enlighten someone else. What then is my responsibility? What am I to restrain? What am I to fear and alter–my own nakedness or the grief of the reader? I want my stories to be so good they are unforgettable; to make my ideas live and my own terrors real for people I will never meet. It is a completely amoral writer’s lust. If we begin to agree that some ideas are too dangerous, too bad to invite inside our heads, then we stop the storyteller completely. We silence everyone who would tell us something that might be painful in our vulnerable moments.”  – Dorothy Allison

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