Double Standards…

It never fails to surprise me how people who claim to be so virtuous are usually the ones with the most skeletons in their closet.  I hate it when people…

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Day Hike Trails near Boone, NC
November on Blue Ridge Parkway

Day Hike Trails near Boone, NC

Spring is here although you can’t see it through all the snow and ice in Blowing Rock as I write this today.  Nonetheless, as warmer weather approaches, my Missus and I can enjoy some day hikes somewhere nearby.   We both prefer day hikes over pack hiking for a variety of reasons.  One, we can be less concerned about the things we need to bring in (or pack out).  That allows us to relax and enjoy the scenery around us, which ultimately is the whole point of hiking.  Also, our “furry” family members are “inside” dogs, so we can’t be away from home too long to make sure they are fed and walked.  Last, my Missus will NOT sleep outside.  She is more than willing to accommodate my love of the outdoors, but at the end of the day, she expects a hot shower, a good meal, and a warm bed.   Since I appreciate her willingness to make hiking something we do together, I think it is a fair trade.

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Am I Too Private to Write a Blog?
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Am I Too Private to Write a Blog?

I was reading a blog post the other day, and it impressed me how the blogger was able to put her innermost thoughts and feelings out for people to see.  It conveyed an honesty and transparency which are always missing from my posts.  Why is that? Why do I struggle with expressing myself in my writing?  Isn’t that what writing is all about?

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