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.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Resting my knee and preparing to hike

Taking a few days off to continue to allow my right knee to heal. Have been icing it down.

Tomorrow, I pack my bags because I'm heading out to friends in North Georgia for a week on Friday before I head up to my Mom's and then start my "Half a Thru Hike."

I copied a post below "For Senior Hikers" to White Blaze and have received some good comments. I hope to turn it into an article [without grammatical or editorial errors] and submit it to the List Owners to use as an Article on the site.

I thought of some additional things to add ... I wrote:
I could add a few other things ... like "accept the Trail Community for what it is and be open to learn and to teach at appropriate times and to keep your vast array of knowledge to yourself when the audience isn't receptive." 
And "listen to your body. Being older means you're probably more attuned to when the pain can be 'walked through' and when it might be something more serious." 
And "AFTER YOUR HIKE ... read the book "Good Calories Bad Calories" by Gary Taube AND eat low to moderate GLYCEMIC foods in order to maintain any weight loss."
I'll let the article simmer for a week and then submit it before I leave.

I keep thinking of ways to cut a few grams and ounces from my pack weight without exchanging any of the gear I have for new. I've spent as much as I can spend.

I think I'll go to bed a bit early tonight ... now THAT will be a change.

Ephesians 5:15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

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