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“Rio Grande Del Norte”

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“Rio Grande Del Norte” “My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Tom Hanks in “Forrest Gump” I sit this morning criss-cross-applesauce high up on a plateau surrounded by pinyon pines, juniper trees, some yucca plants and lichen covered lava rocks. I am almost 8,000 […]

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“The Hitchhiker”

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“The Hitchhiker”  “I like chance meetings – life is full of them. Every day, without realising it, I pass people whom I should know.” Krzysztof Kieslowski Our lives have rhythm. Right now, my family’s life is beating to a different rhythm than most. Our current rhythm is born from a desire to truly experience life with just the […]

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National Park Service Junior Ranger Program

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National Park Service Junior Ranger ProgramOur national parks are true gems, and the junior ranger program is just one reason why. With right hands raised and serious looks on their faces, my daughter and her cousin proudly repeated the junior ranger oath, promising to respect the environment and the national parks. From afar, it was reminiscent […]