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Morromico Bay, Chocó, Colombia | July, 2018

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What's In A Name?

Mount Everest, or Chomolungma? Peak XV was renamed "Everest" in 1856, after it was discovered to be the highest in the world. But, did the renaming not only ignore history, but also leave something behind?

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Contemplating Oneness

From Swami Vivekananda to philosopher Ken Wilber, physicist Alan Lightman to rebel environmentalist Ed Abbey, today's "Thursday Thought" about contemplating Oneness in a world that insists on duality.

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Stargazing

We still haven’t become mature enough to think of ourselves as only a tiny part of a vast and incredible universe. - Rachel Carson It was one of the brightest Milky Ways I’ve ever seen. Together the Team Twende kids and I stood under the watchful gaze of Mawenzi - the serrated satellite of Kilimanjaro […]

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It's Not About The Top

To those who have struggled with them the mountains reveal beauties they will not disclose to those who make no effort. That is the reward the mountains give to effort. And it is because they have so much to give and give it so lavishly to those who will wrestle with them that men love the mountains and go back to them again and again.

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The Nerves of Kilimanjaro

I always get nervous before a big trip or expedition. But especially this time, taking my kids to Mount Kilimanjaro. Within the nervousness, though, is excitement about the life lessons they will soon learn.

ESSAYS & INSPIRATION MOUNTAINS & ADVENTURE TRAVEL

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Out of the Darkness

Emerging from the fog of...Depression? Lack of self-confidence and self-respect? All of the above? Some thoughts, quotes, and determination to move forward.

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Together, We're Making a Difference in Nepal

Help me, help us, reach the $5,000 goal to unlock another $5,000 for dZi Foundation and their work to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Nepal.

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