"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." ////////// Teddy Roosevelt

THE STATE. /// Teddy Roosevelt memorial

MANHOOD. /// Teddy Roosevelt memorial

Teddy Roosevelt memorial

#tbt to windy, rainy summer days with no one on the beach but you, your crew, and your thoughts. Shout out to all the #ocbp #heroes

#lifeguard #beachpatrol #ocmd

real estate - “the bend”

these lyrics are fabulous. happy summer

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms"

|walden| |thoreau|

/////Dingo and Hungry Horse sucking the marrow out of life

wye oak - “sick talk”

Many miles with the simplest needs, mindful and present, wondering, wandering. ||| hungry horse and dingo stopping to take it all in on Mary’s Rock

The future is hidden so why worry

Hungry horse standing high amongst the shenandoahs at Mary’s rock #ihopeyougo #adventureadvocates #appalachiantrail #thruhike

Hungry horse and Dingo, AT thru hikers, wisdom and stories abounding #appalachiantrail #thruhike #ourbreed #ihopeyougo #adventureadvocates

Above the clouds at 4000ft on stony man mountain, Virginia, just off the Appalachian trail #ihopeyougo #ourbreed #adventureadvocates

The view from Mary’s rock looking south with Old rag in the distance, Shenandoah #ihopeyougo #adventureadvocates #ourbreed

A cairn to mark a holy place // my thoughts arise, meander, settle // inspiration and fire, longing and peace // wash away with every rain