Exploration | Hiking | Nature | Philosophy | Travel

Towards Empty Spaces

“Hiking is not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty.” – Sonja Yoerg It seems counterintuitive that an otherwise social being would be so quick to seek out solitude and empty spaces. But that’s generally where you’ll find me when the opportunity arises. Let the record show that I love interacting with people. I…

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No Likeness to That Human World Below

You ask me:Why do I liveOn this green mountain?I smileNo answerMy heart sereneOn flowing waterPeachblowQuietly goingFar awayAnother earthThis isAnother skyNo likenessTo that human world below~Li Po, On The Mountain: Question And Answer (translated by C.H. Kwôck & Vincent McHugh) Three days later and I’m still on a mountaintop. The aches and pains fade but the…

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The Sleeping Compass

You go through life thinking you’ve got things pretty well figured out (while knowing deep down that nobody does), and suddenly you trip over something you never thought of before. That’s the beauty of travel and expanded reading – you discover things that challenge the way you think. When you consume the same information every…

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Each Leap

It’s funny how things cluster together. Bursts of activity that lump together depending on the place that you’re in emotionally, physically, developmentally. Like jumping rock-to-rock to cross a stream, these places are where we land at a given moment in our lives. Some are easy to identify: “student” to “early career” to “committed relationship” to…