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About revmichaelkane

Michael Kane is an educator, change agent, adventurer and general sampler of life.

Happiness is the Desert

The next couple of weeks are all about getting ready for the AT both mentally and physically. Physically I’m on my way, mentally, I need to keep slowing down, keep easing off of the throttle, becoming less dependent on normal everyday life in anticipation of a simpler new normal. Not an easy new normal, but certainly a simpler one, perhaps a better one. Hopefully you’ll find some time during the holiday madness to simplify, relax and find a new normal for yourself, and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane Continue reading

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Happiness on the Road

Happiness on the Road After leaving the coast I’ve headed south to San Diego to visit family and the scariest garden gnome in America.  I got to meet my youngest cousin yesterday, he’s an adorable little guy with a great … Continue reading

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Happiness is Serenity

Happiness is Serenity Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.    ~ Thomas Szasz So as I’ve embarked upon my latest adventure I’ve made a stop in Monterey, CA one of my favorite … Continue reading

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A silly moment in the woods

A silly moment in the woods Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment. ~ Horace So as I hiked in the forest the other day I noticed  a sign … Continue reading

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Some quick thanks!!

Some quick thanks!! So as I’ve written about, I’ve spent some time doing some training hikes in the Armstrong Reserve in Guerneville, CA and during those times I stayed at a wonderful little place call The Fern Grove Cottages, lovely … Continue reading

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Happiness is Being Accidentally Hip!

Happiness is Being Accidentally Hip! So I’ve never been someone who has been particularly hip. There is a reason for this, I have never particularly cared to be all that hip. To me, fashion and the vagaries and whims of … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness – Walking in the Rain

Appalachian Trail (AT) Happiness – Walking in the Rain Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest … Continue reading

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Thank you for 15,000 views!!!

Thank you for 15,000 views!!! Four years ago I started the Ministry of Happiness, things started a bit slow, in the first four months we got about 800 views.  Over the next three years things got steadily better, increasing to … Continue reading

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On the Road Again – Metamorphosis

On the Road Again – Metamorphosis So it is truly impossible for me to start a journey without Willie Nelson ringing in my ears, thanks Willie! But today I left my old life, I wrote yesterday about the trip details, … Continue reading

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And so it begins, Appalachian Trail (AT) or bust!

And so it begins, Appalachian Trail (AT) or bust!   Wherever you go, go with all your heart ~ Confucius Hello friends, if you’ve been regularly reading the Ministry of Happiness blog you know that I’ve been talking a lot … Continue reading

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