Happiness and contentment in life come from the merging of Opportunity and Talent. My Dad had Talent but no Opportunity so could not find a way to learn to play the Violin. I had Opportunity but no Talent -- I lack the physical ability to complete a Thru Hike of the Appalachian Trail. I failed to learn this lesson even after numerous section hikes, but in the Spring of 2013, after 41.6 miles hiking in MD and PA, I learned the lesson that Dad had in mind when he told me to "hike the Trail." This Blog is now about the Merging of Opportunity and Talent more than it is about hiking the Appalachian Trail, but I still plan to include snippets of the Trail in the Blog. It's about Chasing the Trail of Life. I hope you enjoy my posts.

COMPUTER TRESPASS---RCW 9A.52.110---Computer trespass in the first degree.

(1) A person is guilty of computer trespass in the first degree if the person, without authorization, intentionally gains access to a computer system or electronic database of another; and (a) The access is made with the intent to commit another crime; or (b) The violation involves a computer or database maintained by a government agency.

(2) Computer trespass in the first degree is a class C felony.

This Blog is Dedicated to my Dad. Although he never accomplished his dream of learning to play the Violin, he did construct and play a Dulcimer at an Elderhostel.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Backstory Part The First

I always have a 'bad habit' of starting stories from the middle thinking that the listener, or in this case, the reader, is more familiar than she probably is with my life-story.  That may happen here, but I hope the reader, will forgive me for thinking that the world revolves around me all the time.  As I've grown older, I realize that it only revolves around me on rare occasions, which, being human, I hold dear and close to my heart. 

"I was born at a very early age."  Those were always the words of my grandfather when asked about himself.  My earliest memories are of being rocked by him when I was 9 months old.  Yes, some baby memories are so memorable, like trying to focus on a screen door and the smell of pipe tobacco, that they're imprinted on the mind.  

My earliest recollection of the Appalachian Trail is hazy at best.  I think I've always had a memory of it because I am related to Daniel Boone [my fifth great grandfather was his oldest brother] and heard stories about my ancestors from my childhood.  When I was 16 [1960], my Dad and Mom and brother and I went on a planned vacation to all the State Capitols of the 13 original Colonies.  We drove through Gatlinburg, TN and took Newfound Gap Road to Cherokee, NC driving across the Appalachian Trail.  I don't recall talking about it, but we must have.  I'm sure there were other times when the Trail was a part of a larger discussion, but I don't recall any young desire to hike or Thru Hike.

That would come much later.

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