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About revmichaelkane

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

Appalachian Trail Happiness: Maryland

Appalachian Trail Happiness: Maryland Sorry about the lack of images my connection is poor.  So, except for a couple of hundred yards I’ve finished Maryland. Not a hard or long state but the seasons have changed, the days are hotter … Continue reading

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Happiness is Candy

Happiness is Candy So I’m back in Harpers Ferry as I get ready to walk back to New York on the Appalachian Trail.  My absolute favorite thing in this town is the True Treats candy shop created and run by … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: On the Road Again

Appalachian Trail Happiness: On the Road Again The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness                       ~ John Muir So in the morning I board a train … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: Mt. Washington

Appalachian Trail Happiness: Mt. Washington How glorious a meeting the sun gives the mountains ~ John Muir So not having the opportunity or enough functional knee strength to do Mt. Washington, I decided to ride up it in a tourist … Continue reading

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Happiness is Mountain Biking: 24 Hours of Great Glen

Happiness is Mountain Biking: 24 Hours of Great Glen So as I was visiting Mt. Washington, I stumbled into the final installment of the 24 Hours of Great Glen mountain bike race.  So I cranked out the camera and here … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: Maine

Appalachian Trail Happiness: Maine The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. ~ Robert Frost If you’ve been following along you know that I injured my knee and … Continue reading

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Happiness is Coca-Cola

Happiness is Coca-Cola Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it. ~ William Feather One of the things I crave the most while hiking on the … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: New Hampshire

Appalachian Trail Happiness: New Hampshire Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread ~ Edward Abbey So if you’ve been following along you know my … Continue reading

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Happiness is a day at the track

Happiness is a day at the track A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries                ~ Will Rogers I grew up near Saratoga and I try to make it back for the races as often as I … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Happiness: Fantastic Fungi

Appalachian Trail Happiness: Fantastic Fungi One of the more surprising and amazing things that I’ve encountered on the Appalachian Trail have been the mushrooms and lichens.  Tonight a little tour of some of these amazing organisms. First a couple that … Continue reading

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