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.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A Magic Piece of Gear

My BFF's husband made this for me to use while backpacking.

An appreciative Thank You to him!

Can you surmise what it is, why it is a valued piece of gear, and how I'll be using it?


  1. Here's a hint if you can't figure this out on your own: PVC

  2. The PVC part is pretty easy to see, but the holes? I think you're going to have to tell us how you'll be using it.

  3. Watch the Video ... explains why the holes and the lack of a knot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpR_LEoD5PU

  4. I'm so glad I stumbled on this post. I'm going to ask my husband to make one for me before I head back to the trail. Thanks!