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OUR JOURNEY – to the wind….

Scattering ashes in Southern California Last week I was in Santa Barbara. Calif., visiting my best friend Jeanne. We have been the best of friends since seventh grade. I happened to see her in the hall on one of the

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HIKE FORTY-FIVE

Louisville Swamp Trail The Louisville Swamp is located off Highway169 near Jordan, Minn., south of Minneapolis. It is not far from where my dad had his hobby farm. My dad first bought the land as a place to store some

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HIKE FORTY-ONE

Making plans on my own Last summer, I started to think about doing things on my own. I am used to travelling alone all the time for work. But usually those trips are planned by the schools where I speak,

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HIKE FORTY

 Carlos State Park Last summer I went up to Alexandria, Minn., to stay with my new friend Deb, who took one of my Saturday classes a few years back at the College of Visual Arts (CVA). Deb was on a

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HIKE THIRTY-NINE

Willow River State Park Willow River State Park was the best hike of last summer. My friend Jeanne was in town to prepare her parents’ house for an estate sale. Sadly she lost both parents within six months of each

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BARRY’S JOURNEY No. 17

Happy anniversary Not surprising — I forgot our anniversary this year. It slipped my mind as I spent the morning following Barry around his care center. We were married on June 30, 1979. The ceremony was held at the church

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HIKE NUMBER TWENTY FOUR, TWENTY FIVE, TWENTY SIX

Speaking and hiking My first out-of-town speaking gig was in 1981. A wonderful librarian asked me to speak down in Austin, Minn. At the time, I had never checked into a hotel by myself, and I was — still am

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