Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Wayward Wind

And the wayward wind is a restless wind, A restless wind that yearns to wander. And he was born the next of kin: the next of kin to the wayward wind. — song by Stanley Lebowski and Herb Newman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFhwxZeq6g4&feature=relatedContinue reading

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Mountains, spirit and our place in the world

Different people sense the spiritual, their relationship to God and their place in the world in different ways. I have found my inspiration in mountains. In using the word “God” I include Allah, Jehovah, Brahman or whatever unnamed presence you feel in the … Continue reading

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New Zealand–final thoughts

During my month in New Zealand I saw and learned many things and had many experiences. Though they are too many to mention here, and I’m not minimizing any of them, some places and impressions stand out for me. With its beauty … Continue reading

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New Zealand – Mount Cook

Having seen Mt. Cook from the shores of Lake Pukaki and from above Hooker Valley, and seeing how it dominates the high ridges around it, it’s still been hard for me to fully comprehend its size. But looking at the … Continue reading

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New Zealand – Hooker Valley and Mt. Cook

Continuing on our tour around New Zealand’s South Island–yesterday we stood on the moraine above the Tasman Glacier’s lake and felt the vastness of its surroundings. Today we explored Hooker Valley above Cook Village and climbed a mountainside with views … Continue reading

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