Category Archives: Hiking

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? (Part Six)

“Go West, Young Man” To be clear, I was neither impulsive nor starry-eyed (maybe just a smidgen of each) in my decision to move to LA. Upon first experiencing the chill of a Philadelphia winter again three years prior, I … Continue reading

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Secret Stairs

A little over a year ago, a friend loaned me a book entitled Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles.  When he later heard how much use my wife, Samantha, and I were getting out … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon: Rim To Rim Hike

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, about a mile deep, and averages 10 miles wide “as the crow flies”.  But if you don’t have wings, and you want to travel across it, you have to hike! South Rim to … Continue reading

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Some Days Are Gifts From Others

On my trip to Peru earlier this year, nearly everyone in our group got sick at one point or another, from one thing or another.  Each day more newly ill were confirmed.  For some it was altitude sickness (those of … Continue reading

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The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

You could show up at Machu Picchu not knowing anything about it whatsoever.  Not knowing, for instance, that it was built over 500 years ago, and by a people (the Incas) who had no written language yet were sophisticated enough … Continue reading

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Via Ferrata Ivano Dibona – The Dolomites, Italy

It’s been nearly two and a half months since returning from my first (and hopefully not last!) trip to Italy, but I thought I’d share some photos from an extraordinary hike I was fortunate enough to be able to enjoy in the magnificent-beyond-words Dolomites … Continue reading

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The Most Effective Antidepressant

Imagine the following aspects of a hypothetical antidepressant: It’s effective, both in the short-term and long-term. The only side effects you are likely to experience are positive. It does not require a prescription. It is readily available. You can use … Continue reading

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