Monthly Archives: January 2016

Ten Hints for Hiking the East Coast Trail in Winter

The East Coast Trail can be enjoyed in all seasons but winter can be especially magical with the interaction of snow, ice, and water. In order to enjoy your time on the trail in winter to the fullest, here are … Continue reading

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The Interplay of Ice and Water on the East Coast Trail

Marian and I had an awesome training hike today on the East Coast Trail from Portugal Cove to Brock’s Head Pond. This is one of my favourite sections of the trail and I often take students out on it during … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #1227 You must have kindness for all beings at the reason for whatever you do if you wish to have continued success…

You must have kindness for all beings at the reason for whatever you do if you wish to have continued success. –Lama Geshe

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Visual Soliloquy #1226 In nature, light creates the colour. In the picture, colour creates the light…

In nature, light creates the colour. In the picture, colour creates the light. –Hans Hofmann

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Visual Soliloquy #1225 Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world…

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. –Harriet Tubman

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Holloway Street

Once again, I can’t believe how quickly the week has passed and we’re through our second full week of winter semester. This morning as I was doing hill repeats on Holloway Street, I had time to reflect on the week … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #1224 You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space…

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0: It’s Not About the Mountain…

I’ve written a bit about my process and reflections in deciding to return to Everest… With all of the difficulties/natural disasters/tragedies of the past two Everest climbing seasons and all of the media hype about Everest and all the questioning … Continue reading

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Everest 3.0 Yes. Yes. A Thousand Times, Yes.

Everest 3.0… Yes. I’ve waited 5.5 years to say that. Now that I let the cat out of the bag with The Telegram article, I guess I’ll say it out loud here. Yes. Yes. A thousand times, yes.

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Visual Soliloquy #1223 I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful — an endless prospect of magic and wonder…

I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful — an endless prospect of magic and wonder. — Ansel Adams  

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Visual Soliloquy #1222 Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home…

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. — Matsuo Basho

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Visual Soliloquy #1221 You need to be content with small steps. That’s all life is. Small steps that you take every day so when you look back down the road it all adds up and you know you covered some distance…

You need to be content with small steps. That’s all life is. Small steps that you take every day so when you look back down the road it all adds up and you know you covered some distance. ― Katie … Continue reading

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Work Capacity: The Sound of Humbling

A good (and humbling) training session with my old training pal, the sand bag. It was deeply humbling and there was no one to share it with except the chalk-covered mats and the barbells of the quiet gym (I was … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #1220 We need colour to live; it’s just as necessary an element as fire and water…

We needs colour to live; it’s just as necessary an element as fire and water. -Fernand Leger

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Visual Soliloquy #1219 Compassion is the basis of morality…

Compassion is the basis of morality. ― Arthur Schopenhauer

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Volcanopalooza 2016: Sharing Bravery in the New Year

I was lucky to be swimming in the Pacific Ocean on New Year’s Eve and again on New Year’s Day. To me, the water was a warm invitation to play. Once I reached the beach, I could only heed the … Continue reading

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