Author Archives: TA Loeffler

Visual Soliloquy # 1273 The river has taught me to listen; you will learn from it, too. The river knows everything; one can learn everything from it. You have already learned from the river that it is good to strive downwards…

The river has taught me to listen; you will learn from it, too. The river knows everything; one can learn everything from it. You have already learned from the river that it is good to strive downwards, to sink, to … Continue reading

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In Honour of Michael Beecher Smith 4/27/2007

With today being Bell’s Let’s Talk day, I’m thinking of Michael and his family. He is dearly missed by so many. I thought I would re-post this blog entry that I did from Everest basecamp on April 27, 2007. Location: … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #1272 They who marvel at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter…

They who marvel at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter. –John Burroughs He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder … Continue reading

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Of Hands and Helicopters

That’s my left hand holding Climber Smurf as we are traveling to Hebron, Labrador last August to begin our Paddle2Peaks expedition. It’s been a rough year for my hands. I hadn’t realized how rough until just before Christmas when I … Continue reading

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In 2017, what ‘mountain’ will you climb?

Reading this article, by Ashley Fitzpatrick of The Telegram, entitled In 2017, what ‘mountain’ will you climb? brought back many fine memories of my preparation for and climbing of Mount Kilimanjaro. I also enjoyed reflecting on the many folks I’ve … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #1271 Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal…

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. –Henry Ford Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/obstacles.html

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Visual Soliloquy #1270 Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light…

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.–Helen Keller Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/search_results.html?q=light

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A Book Birth Announcement: The Get-Outside Guide to Winter Activities

It’s a book birth announcement. It weighs 14.7 ounces & after 2 years gestation, it is wonderful to finally hold it! It just arrived from the publisher and it’s beautiful. The book, a collobaration with Andrew Foran and Kevin Redmond, … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #1269 Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye…

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. –Helen Keller

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Visual Soliloquy #1268 The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you can alter, even by a millimetre, the way people look at reality, then you can change the world…

The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you can alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change the world. -James Baldwin

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Everest 3.0: Out of the Fog, Flights to Nowhere, and Seeing the Mountain Blush

It’s been a foggy day here. Reminiscent of many other foggy days. One in particular, where I had a flight to Halifax. We took off in fog and flew almost all the way to Halifax but couldn’t land. We turned … Continue reading

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Visual Soliloquy #1267 Life is a tapestry woven by the decisions we make…

Life is a tapestry woven by the decisions we make. ― Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Visual Soliloquy #1266 I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one…

I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one. –Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Visual Soliloquy #1265 Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything…

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. –George Bernard Shaw Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_bernard_shaw.html

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Visual Soliloquy #1264 They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for…

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. ― Tom Bodett

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Visual Soliloquy #1663 It’s okay to spin around and around in the same place. Just so long as you’re singing your heart out…

It’s okay to spin around and around in the same place. Just so long as you’re singing your heart out. ― Chica Umino

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Visual Soliloquy #1262 Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you’re just a reflection of them?

Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you’re just a reflection of them? ― Bill Watterson

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Visual Soliloquy #1261: We always see the point of an iceberg. So I’ve always accepted the idea that people – they don’t necessarily know everything I am…

We always see the point of an iceberg. So I’ve always accepted the idea that people – they don’t necessarily know everything I am… –Olivier Theyskens

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Visual Soliloquy #1260: Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley…

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. –Theodore Roethke Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/theodorero120661.html?src=t_mountain

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Visual Soliloquy #1259: If flowers want to grow right out of concrete sidewalk cracks I’m going to bend down and smell them…

If flowers want to grow right out of concrete sidewalk cracks I’m going to bend down and smell them. –David Ignitor

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Five Peak Challenge Complete

Today we completed our “Five Peak Challenge”. We climbed to the highest peak of each country of the United Kingdom and Ireland. It’s been an awesome trip of climbing and road tripping. We’ve climbed the equivalent of about 35 Signal … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

TA Latitude:58.44980 Longitude:-62.79947 GPS location Date/Time:08/21/2016 17:54:41 NDT Message:Paddle 2 Peaks: TA & Marian are paddling in Northern Labrador. Check map 2 see where they are & cheer them on! Click the link below to see where I am located. … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

TA Latitude:58.48222 Longitude:-62.66092 GPS location Date/Time:08/20/2016 21:33:24 NDT Message:Paddle 2 Peaks: TA & Marian are paddling in Northern Labrador. Check map 2 see where they are & cheer them on! Click the link below to see where I am located. … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

TA Latitude:58.19810 Longitude:-62.62549 GPS location Date/Time:08/19/2016 18:05:00 NDT Message:Paddle 2 Peaks: TA & Marian are paddling in Northern Labrador. Check map 2 see where they are & cheer them on! Click the link below to see where I am located. … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

TA Latitude:58.12124 Longitude:-62.46774 GPS location Date/Time:08/18/2016 20:05:34 NDT Message:Paddle 2 Peaks: TA & Marian are paddling in Northern Labrador. Check map 2 see where they are & cheer them on! Click the link below to see where I am located. … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

TA Latitude:58.12122 Longitude:-62.46786 GPS location Date/Time:08/17/2016 19:18:00 NDT Message:Paddle 2 Peaks: TA & Marian are paddling in Northern Labrador. Check map 2 see where they are & cheer them on! Click the link below to see where I am located. … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

TA Latitude:57.99692 Longitude:-62.23105 GPS location Date/Time:08/16/2016 18:22:56 NDT Message:Paddle 2 Peaks: TA & Marian are paddling in Northern Labrador. Check map 2 see where they are & cheer them on! Click the link below to see where I am located. … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

TA Latitude:57.89604 Longitude:-62.01614 GPS location Date/Time:08/15/2016 16:09:21 NDT Message:Paddle 2 Peaks: TA & Marian are paddling in Northern Labrador. Check map 2 see where they are & cheer them on! Click the link below to see where I am located. … Continue reading

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Check-in/OK message from SPOT TA

TA Latitude:57.89610 Longitude:-62.01611 GPS location Date/Time:08/14/2016 15:30:39 NDT Message:Paddle 2 Peaks: TA & Marian are paddling in Northern Labrador. Check map 2 see where they are & cheer them on! Click the link below to see where I am located. … Continue reading

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