It’s In My Blood

I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1985, when I was two years old.  I’ve been told the story about what happened when they drew my blood at the hospital, and I feel like I almost remember it.  I became irate when the nurse started drawing blood from my veins, and I started yelling at her … More It’s In My Blood

Skipping Stones

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land.  There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” – Henry David Thoreau Before this past weekend’s hike, my friend Maria checked our … More Skipping Stones

Facets In the Forest

My “ecotherapy” group for this weekend’s hike consisted of four people; myself, Mike, Maria and Billy.  We completed the Billy Goat Trail and C&O canal loop in about three hours and forty minutes.  We each did the same thing, yet we each had our own unique experiences, and takeaways.  This hike is a “buffet of … More Facets In the Forest

Hiking on Ice

I like winter hiking- from the silence of the woods, to the bright winter light that casts long shadows. It reminds me of cross country skiing when I was a kid in Massachusetts.  Most of Maryland doesn’t get much snow, but this past week we got some snow, then an ice storm, followed by freezing … More Hiking on Ice