Monthly Archives: June 2014

Visual Soliloquy #973 We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature…

We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us … Continue reading

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The Great Big Walk

By Michelle Osmond On March 5, Dr. TA Loeffler set out on a 600 kilometre traverse of the High Himalaya in Nepal. The HKR professor, along with her partner Marion Wissink from the Department of Computer Science, and two others … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy # 972 The environment is in us, not outside of us. The trees are our lungs, the rivers our bloodstream. We are all interconnected, and what you do to the environment ultimately you do to yourself…

The environment is in us, not outside of us. The trees are our lungs, the rivers our bloodstream. We are all interconnected, and what you do to the environment ultimately you do to yourself.–Ian Somerhalder ****************************************************************************** TA Loeffler Ph.D., Professor … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #971 There is a hidden message in every waterfall…

There is a hidden message in every waterfall. It says, if you are flexible, falling will not hurt you! ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

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Visual Soliloquy #970 The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm…

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. — Aldous Huxley I’ve had an awesome birthday that included wonderful birthday greetings from family and friends, sticking my … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #969 The summer solstice is a time for strength and vitality for action and movement…

The summer solstice is a time for strength and vitality for action and movement. ― Carole Carlton

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Visual Soliloquy #968 The greatest skill I ever had, though, was the one I started with: being able to suffer for long periods of time and not die. In exchange, I got to see some amazing things…

During my three seasons at Mount Rainier I learned a lot about mountain climbing and rescues, about politics and camaraderie in the mountains, and about what being a woman climber means. Now I know in all certainty when to bring … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #967 Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be…

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. ― Abraham Lincoln

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Visual Soliloquy #966 When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can…

When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind. ― Patrick Rothfuss

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Visual Soliloquy #965 Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am…

Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am. ― Parker J. Palmer

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Visual Soliloquy #964 When the path ignites a soul, there’s no remaining in place. The foot touches ground, but not for long…

When the path ignites a soul, there’s no remaining in place. The foot touches ground, but not for long. ― Hakim Sanai

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Visual Soliloquy #963 One who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying…

One who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. Friedrich Nietzsche Great Big Walk Public Presentation tonight (June 5) at 7:30 pm PE … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #962 I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises…

I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises. ― Elizabeth Gilbert

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Visual Soliloquy #961 What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another…

What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another. ― Mahatma Gandhi

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