Category Archives: Personal

I’m just going to sit this thought here. The concept of “divide and conquer” has been utilized in controlling humans for thousands of years. I’m sure you’ve all heard the term before, however lets take a moment and look at it’s definitions. divide and conquer (or rule) phrase of divide 1. the policy of maintaining […]

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Hiking in the early morning cold of the Smokies yesterday with Jack. This guy loves being outside more than anything else.   In their everyday life, of being a domesticated pet, we can’t really appreciate their true nature and arsenal of abilities.   He treads lightly through the forest as he sneaks around trees, responds […]

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It’s become a sort of self-imposed tradition to not only get coffee at the lodge, after a hike up the mountain, but to also invent new ways to take pictures of it on this railing.  Got the llamas in the background too.

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The fragrances of the forest make encountering the odors of “civilization” almost unbearable. Confine a lot of humans to a small space and we stink up the joint. Not up here though. The mountains are cold and pure. Now, before you go thinking I’m a completely miserable loner that absolutely can’t stand the sight of […]

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I can’t express how wonderful it is to be able to kick back and enjoy a cup of joe after a hike up the mountain.  Most summits don’t include hot coffee with their views.

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Round about 13,000 ft.  At this point the summit is within sight, but doesn’t seem to be getting any closer.  Gaining distance is all but an illusion out west, the vastness is humbling.  

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