Monthly Archives: May 2012

Visual Soliloquy #509 Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity…

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #508 The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves…

The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves. ― Pema Chödrön

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Visual Soliloquy #507 Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections…

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew. –St. Francis de Sales

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Greenland Redux Number Two: Climbing Gunnbjørn Fjeld

It’s hard to believe that two weeks have already passed from the day my team and I stood atop Greenland’s and the Arctic’s Highest Peak. “Real life” tends to welcome you home with a vengeance and all those tasks thoughtfully … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #506 I have spread my dreams beneath your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams…

I have spread my dreams beneath your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. –W.B. Yeats In Memory of Shriya Shah-Klorfine

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Visual Soliloquy #505 Life is short, fragile and does not wait for anyone. There will NEVER be a perfect time to pursue your dreams & goals…

Life is short, fragile and does not wait for anyone. There will NEVER be a perfect time to pursue your dreams & goals. – Unknown  

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Visual Soliloquy #504 I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework…

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. –Lily Tomlin

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Greenland Redux Number One

Imagine taking a step where no one has stood before. Once you have that sensation firmly planted in your being, imagine nearly 200 kilometers of skiing where no one had ever travelled before. Imagine looking out at vistas of only … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #503 It is easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top…

It is easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.–Henry Ward Beecher

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Visual Soliloquy #502 Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home…

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. ― Anna Quindlen  

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Visual Soliloquy #501 I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself…

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself. -Maya Angelou

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Summitting Home

I arrived home this morning about 4:00 am after 15 hours of travel from Iceland. It’s great to see Marian and begin the transition to a more complicated life beyond the glacier. The daily routine will soon require much more … Continue reading

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TA Spotted at Home

TA Latitude:47.57006 Longitude:-52.70166 GPS location Date/Time:05/17/2012 10:21:39 NDT Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/7wF_r/47.57006N/52.70166W If the above link does not work, try this link:    

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Worldly Writing Wednesday May 16

Fun Fact of the Day DID YOU KNOW? The musk-oxen’s that roam Greenland use their sharp curved horns to help defend themselves and their families by getting into a circle and lowering their heads pointing their horns at their enemy … Continue reading

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Signing off from Reykavik

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TA Spotted in Iceland’s Capital

TA Latitude:64.13921 Longitude:-21.91977 GPS location Date/Time:05/15/2012 14:00:24 NDT Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/7uxfP/64.13921N/21.91977W If the above link does not work, try this link:  

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Totally Artistic Tuesday May 15

Fun Fact of the Day DID YOU KNOW? The most northern point of Greenland is only 740 kilometers away from the north pole! Today’s Activity For the last Totally Artistic Tuesday, we have been learning about Greenland and following TA … Continue reading

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TA Spotted in Iceland

TA Latitude:66.07523 Longitude:-23.12155 GPS location Date/Time:05/14/2012 21:47:38 NDT Message:TA’s location on her Go for Greenland Ice Cap to Gunnbjørn Fjeld Expedition. Inspiring Big Dreams & Big Goals! Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/7uYPJ/66.07523N/23.12155W If the … Continue reading

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Celebrating in Iceland

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Marvelous Map Monday May 14

Fun Fact of the Day DID YOU KNOW? The ice that covers Greenland is the second biggest connected mass of ice in the world and has a thickness of average 1,500 meters Today’s Activity For our last Marvelous Map Monday … Continue reading

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Audio Post – Camp #23 Twin Otter Camp

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Where’s TA?

TA Latitude:68.97508 Longitude:-29.72818 GPS location Date/Time:05/13/2012 12:42:23 NDT Message:TA’s location on her Go for Greenland Ice Cap to Gunnbjørn Fjeld Expedition. Inspiring Big Dreams & Big Goals! Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/7tbxT/68.97508N/29.72818W If the … Continue reading

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Spectacular Sunday Mother’s Day May 13

Message from TA Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom and Mom’s everywhere…I wouldn’t be here without you!  I hope to call you from the mountain today! Fun Fact of the Day If you go to Greenland you can see many … Continue reading

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Audio Post – Back to Advance Base Camp

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Audio Post – Summit of Gunnbjørn Fjeld!

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Where’s TA?

TA Latitude:68.91853 Longitude:-29.89847 GPS location Date/Time:05/12/2012 12:29:00 NDT Message:TA’s location on her Go for Greenland Ice Cap to Gunnbjørn Fjeld Expedition. Inspiring Big Dreams & Big Goals! Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/7sv6k/68.91853N/29.89847W If the … Continue reading

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Super Saturday May 12

Fun Fact of the Day DID YOU KNOW? All of Greenland’s cities are built along the coast because it is the only area in the country that is ice-free. Most of these cities are also along Greenland’s west coast because … Continue reading

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Audio Post – Advanced Base Camp Gunnbjørn Fjeld!

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Fabulous Physical Friday May 11

Fun Fact of the Day DID YOU KNOW? In Greenland, there are basically two ways of covering long distances – aircraft/helicopter and ship. There are no roads connecting its towns. Today’s Activity Stop Light Skiing In this activity when the … Continue reading

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Audio Post – Camp #20 Repost

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Audio Post – Camp #21 Gunnbjørn Fjeld Base Camp!

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Where’s TA?

TA Latitude:68.97957 Longitude:-29.73297 GPS location Date/Time:05/10/2012 14:15:11 NDT Message:TA’s location on her Go for Greenland Ice Cap to Gunnbjørn Fjeld Expedition. Inspiring Big Dreams & Big Goals! Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/7rZAw/68.97957N/29.73297W If the … Continue reading

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Terrific Explorations Thursday May 10

Fun Fact of the Day DID YOU KNOW? Greenland is one of the least inhabited areas of the world. There are only about 150 towns and villages in all of Greenland. Today’s Activity Explorers: Sarah and Eric McNair-Landry For our … Continue reading

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Where’s TA?

TA Latitude:69.04498 Longitude:-29.57816 GPS location Date/Time:05/09/2012 16:36:24 NDT Message:TA’s location on her Go for Greenland Ice Cap to Gunnbjørn Fjeld Expedition. Inspiring Big Dreams & Big Goals! Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/7qxVR/69.04498N/29.57816W If the … Continue reading

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Worldly Writing Wednesday May 9

Fun Fact of the Day DID YOU KNOW? The national dish of Greenland is boiled seal meat, along with rice and onions Today’s Activity There are so many ways you can be active throughout your daily life, from walking to … Continue reading

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Audio Post – Camp #19

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Totally Artistic Tuesday May 8

Fun Fact of the Day DID YOU KNOW? In Greenlandic, Greenland is known as ‘Kalaallit Nunaat’, meaning the Land of People. Today’s Activity Last week on Worldly Writing day (May 2nd, 2012) you wrote about your big dream and what … Continue reading

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Audio Post – Camp #18

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Where’s TA?

TA Latitude:69.26024 Longitude:-29.20242 GPS location Date/Time:05/07/2012 14:52:02 NDT Message:TA’s location on her Go for Greenland Ice Cap to Gunnbjørn Fjeld Expedition. Inspiring Big Dreams & Big Goals! Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/7pVqv/69.26024N/29.20242W If the … Continue reading

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Marvelous Map Monday May 7

Fun Fact of the Day DID YOU KNOW? The currency of Greenland is Danish krone Today’s Activity Greenland is the biggest island in the world and being an island it is completely surrounded by water! For today’s map activity label … Continue reading

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