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New Zealand 2016 – Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongario Alpine Crossing is the most amazing, changeable hike. For more than 14 miles – with side trips, crests, and sulfuric springs to explore – one passes past bare, volcanic terrain and alpine slopes, steaming, emerald pools and jade-leaved jungle. I think I fell romantically in love with Mount Ngauruhoe, the active stratovolcano that rises […]

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New Zealand 2016 – Auckland

. . . I swear: these moments within days within months become a motion blur within my memory now because they pass so fast. Nearly a year ago, I was prepping to spend all of March in New Zealand. For 30 days, I busted around in my crazy purple and green campervan, circumnavigating both islands and […]

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Huntingdon Diary: July 26-27, 2016

Do you ever explore a place you already know well, peep its secrets, reacquaint yourself with its corners and alleys? From my dining room table, I noticed a vibrant orange glow illuminating the windowpanes and rim around the air conditioner. From the deck, we spied an electric sunset. Yesterday morning, Boon and I walked the […]

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From the Road, 10/1-10/4/2015

The scene opens with our protagonist crackling sheets of seaweed snacks into her mouth, chewing complicatedly, absentmindedly, as she hurtles down the highway to PANTyRAiD’s firm beat. She has passed countless hours this month, this year, just like this – with the miles ticking away as steadily as the unfaltering bass. From PA to New England, […]

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Rust and Green

3/17/15, St. Patrick’s Day, 2:36p – This point of morphing and melding seasons – when crusty rusts exhume to greens, when winter clings to the windy spring of March – is my favorite. Its changeable breath blesses and infuses us with both warmth and coolness – sun and cloud – depending on the minute. My feeling may change on a […]

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