Monthly Archives: May 2014

Visual Soliloquy #960 To embark on the journey towards your goals and dreams requires bravery. To remain on that path requires courage. The bridge that merges the two is commitment…

To embark on the journey towards your goals and dreams requires bravery. To remain on that path requires courage. The bridge that merges the two is commitment. ― Steve Maraboli

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Visual Soliloquy #959 Celebrate who you are in your deepest heart. Love yourself and the world will love you…

Celebrate who you are in your deepest heart. Love yourself and the world will love you. ― Amy Leigh Mercree

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Visual Soliloquy #958 The earth laughs in flowers…

The earth laughs in flowers. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Great Big Walk: Still Walking

It’s been a whirlwind since getting home ten days ago. I went right into teaching summer courses and the pictures I promised you are long/late in coming. The picture above is the team taking our first few steps west on … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #957 Each evening, I ached for the shelter of my tent, for the smallest sense that something was shielding me from the entire rest of the world, keeping me safe not from danger, but from vastness itself…

Each evening, I ached for the shelter of my tent, for the smallest sense that something was shielding me from the entire rest of the world, keeping me safe not from danger, but from vastness itself. ― Cheryl Strayed

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Visual Soliloquy #956 We learn the rope of life by untying its knots…

We learn the rope of life by untying its knots. –Jean Toomer

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Visual Soliloquy #955 I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over…

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the centre. –Kurt Vonnegut

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Visual Soliloquy #954 A great person is always willing to be little…

A great person is always willing to be little. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Visual Soliloquy #953 Everything you can imagine is real…

Everything you can imagine is real. ― Pablo Picasso

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Visual Soliloquy #952 We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls…

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. ― Anaïs Nin

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Visual Soliloquy #951 In every end, there is also a beginning…

In every end, there is also a beginning. ― Libba Bray

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A Great Big Bus Ride Brings the Great Big Walk Back to Kathmandu

Our first motorized seats in 65 days! The whole crew jumped aboard a public bus (we hiked down to its first stop) and loaded all our packs for a hair-raising (for TA) ride to Barabhise (where we would connect to … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #66

Hey this is TA calling in from day 66 of the great big walk. At an elevation of 3230 or thereabouts, at a place called just below the tingsi la and the day was a little bit different than anticipated. … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Extends It’s Gratitude

I hope you have enjoyed following along on this expedition and that you tried out some of the suggested activities along the way.  The activities were developed by students in HKR 4210: Teaching Leadership through Physical Activity class that I … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #66

TA Latitude:27.83104 Longitude:86.00951 GPS location Date/Time:05/05/2014 08:43:24 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GhkRX/27.83104N/86.00951E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 65: Bigu Gompa (2516m)

Bigu Gompa (2516m) Bigu Gompa is the exit point for our Rolwaling GHT stage. Bigu is a Sherpa village, and Bigu Gompa is a nunnery dedicated to Avalokiteshwara, the all seeing, all knowing remover of obstacles. Quote for the Day … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #65

Hey this is TA calling in from Day 65 of the great big walk. We are located at 1659m above sea level at a place called Petti at the foot of a huge climb up to bigugampa which is where … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #65

TA Latitude:27.83282 Longitude:86.10162 GPS location Date/Time:05/04/2014 06:46:40 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/GgkUO/27.83282N/86.10162E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 64: To Bigu Gompa (2516m)

Trek down valley to Bigu Gompa (2516m)          Bigu Gompa is the exit point for our Great Big Walk. Bigu is a Sherpa village, and Bigu Gompa is a nunnery dedicated to Avalokiteshwara, the all seeing, all knowing remover of obstacles. … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #64

Hey this is TA calling in from day 64. Can you believe it is day 64? May 3rd from a community called Laduk at 2025 m of elevation. We had a great walk today. Mostly sort of contouring. Some up … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #64

TA Latitude:27.77076 Longitude:86.16650 GPS location Date/Time:05/03/2014 05:48:22 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/Gfh4J/27.77076N/86.16650E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #63

Hey this is TA calling in from day 63 of the great big walk. We are at an elevation of 1895m in a location called Karing, or at least thats what we think it is. We’ve had a day of … Continue reading

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It’s Find Your Fit Friday on the Great Big Walk Day 63: To Simigaon (2036m)

Find Your Fit! is a provincial physical activity promotions/communications campaign designed to get individuals motivated and moving towards healthy, active living.  The Find Your Fit! website is an excellent resource for physical activity throughout the lifespan.  You are also invited to … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Location Update Day #63

TA Latitude:27.82292 Longitude:86.21275 GPS location Date/Time:05/02/2014 07:07:39 NDT Message:Great Big Walk: This is TA & Marian’s location on the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal.Thanks for walking with us Click the link below to see where I am located. http://fms.ws/Geii6/27.82292N/86.21275E If … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Day 62: To Dokhang (2791m)

To Dokhang (2791m) As we descend into warmer conditions and lush surrounds the walking becomes much easier now that we are fit and fully acclimatised. We will overnight in Dokhang in a spacious campsite by a small stream. Quote for … Continue reading

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Great Big Walk Audio Update Day #62

Hey this is TA calling in from day 62 of the great big walk. May 1st. We are in a little village called simi or simigong depending which sign you look at at an elevation of 2000 m above sea … Continue reading

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