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  1. Returning to an old passion

    So 2015 was full of strange an amazing changes for me and my family. As a teen I did many trips on the AT in Georgia and North Carolina. It was a passion that I never got a chance to fully realize. This year, 2016 I'm determined to start the process anew. Turning 50 put a lot of things in perspective. My sons in College now and adults. My wife and I spending a lot more time together getting to know each other again, not just as mom and dad, and all the changes that go along with it. She has encouraged ...
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  2. Filler Season

    02/12/2016
    In the "Getting Things Done" (GTD) world of time management, there is this habit one is to develop of taking spontaneous thoughts and preserving them as notes or, as done in the GTD compliant app OnniFocus, putting them in an "inbox". The theory is that once a person develops a habit of preserving ideas in a trusted place, then there will be less stress over losing them and more creative potential opening up. Often, when I start a project in the OmniFocus ...
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  3. Drifty Snow over Rooty Trails

    Whew - today's training hike was interesting! Unfamiliar trails and recent snow made for some interesting hiking! Lessons learned: When in doubt ... GO SLOW. And my friend Sue gave me her hand warmers (they still had some life left in them after she ran this morning) - what a difference!!! The little bit of extra heat kept my fingers from going numb from the wind chill - wooHOO!! I hope I won't need hand warmers in April/May ... but they are so lite it can't hurt to take along a couple.
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  4. A little rough, but...

    ...here I am, on the iPhone pecking away at a stretched out editor screen. It is already less frustrating than Blogger for iOS.
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  5. OFR does AT: Prep & Execution

    I have a blogspot blog that I have a hard time keeping up with but it doesn't get any comments. This place looks like a better source for feedback so here I am. I haven't found a way to update this on a mobile platform (iPhone 5s) so this may get quiet when I am doing shakedown hikes or otherwise off the grid.

    The blog is at www.BillCarlinOFR.blogspot.com

    Back to lurking...
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