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Commentary, Influencers / 30.12.2009

Sara Lingafelter came on to adventure scene with the grace of a ballet dancer and the energy of a rock star. I’ve been at this 20 years now and I’ve seen my share of young women and men go about “finding themselves” in the outdoors.  Most “live the dream” by scamming free gear, conning sponsored vacations, alienating family, neglecting friends and forgetting how to bathe, but not Sara. This once Seattle-area lawyer came to the wild world with humility and thoughtful consideration. Sara took the odd shop job,...

Quote of the day / 28.12.2009

“My spirits were elevated by the enchanting appearance of nature; the past was blotted from my memory, the present was tranquil, and the future gilded by bright rays of hope and anticipations of joy”Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ~ English romantic novelist remembered primarily for her classic gothic novel Frankenstein, that gave birth to one of the best-known monsters (1797-1851) Photograph by James Edward Mills...

Commentary / 25.12.2009

Wherever you are this holiday season may you find happiness in every moment. There is so much more to life when the exchange of gifts includes the sharing of warm thoughts and well wishes among the billions who cohabit our beautiful planet. Know that as you count your blessings today there are those whose hearts will take comfort in the kindness of your smile, the patience and compassion in your voice and the twinkle of laughter in your eyes. Share your holiday joy! Photograph by James Edward Mills...

Photography, Quote of the day / 23.12.2009

“Listen to the exhortation of the dawn! Look to this day! For it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existence. The bliss of growth, the glory of action, The splendor of beauty; For yesterday is but a dream, And tomorrow is only a vision; But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, And every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day! Such is the salutation of the dawn”...

Photography, Quote of the day / 21.12.2009

“When you get to the end of all the light you know and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly”Edward Teller ~ Hungarian-American theoretical physicist, member of the Manhattan Project, known as "the father of the hydrogen bomb” (1908 –2003) Photograph by Chris Gibbs...