Category Archives: Inspiration

Sterling Hayden – Wanderer

I picked up a copy of Sterling Hayden’s Wanderer in a used book shop years ago. It was the title that grabbed me… and I wasn’t disappointed with this autobiography.  I had never heard of him at the time of my … Continue reading

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Go get this issue of Outside Magazine

“OVER TIME, IT’S EASY to put yourself inside an invisible prison. The bars are made of money, expectations, obligations, and habit. If you’re not careful, years on you’ll have unwittingly convinced yourself that you absolutely must get up and go … Continue reading

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To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time by John Herrick, written in 1648… and this blog’s namesake:   Gather ye Rose-buds while ye may, Old Time is still a flying: And this same flower that smiles to day, To morrow will be dying.   The glorious Lamp of Heaven, the Sun,             5 The higher he’s a getting; The sooner will his Race be run, And neerer he’s to Setting.   That Age is best, which is the first, When Youth and Blood are warmer;                  10 But being spent, the worse, and worst Then be not coy, but use your time;   And while ye may, goe marry: For having lost but once your prime,              15 You may for ever tarry.   More information about this amazing … Continue reading

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Throw Off the Bowlines

“Twenty Years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade wins in your sails. Explore. … Continue reading

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