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Archive: March, 2012
“There is one great truth on this planet: Whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really WANT something it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It’s your mission on earth.”
How wonderful to get a chance after so many years to read this book again in the form of a free audiobook…
By the way, I’ve been in Cape Town for about a month. Its ludicrously beautiful, sunny and laid back out here. Sorry I haven’t been updating its just been a bit distracting.
Anyway, every day, looking out on this view while sipping cup after cup of tea I’ve been dreaming more and more about being on one of these boats. The only boat experience I’ve ever had is being a passenger, and the idea always seemed a bit of an unreachable aspiration as I’ll never want to work so hard to earn enough to hang out with the hoitiest of the toity yachting crowd. So it doesn’t help that my step-dad Jeremy — who I spend a huge amount of time hiking the mountain and generally nattering with — also loves to talk about every conceivable adventure and the people who have tested themselves to the limits in the name of adventure. We’ve also been passing stories of the dreaded “yachty botty” and other sailing lurgies, one where the only two crewmen fell out with each other right at the start of a grueling year-long expedition and didnt speak for the rest of the trip or say goodbye when they disembarked, just stormed off in opposite directions never to see each other again; solo round the world trips and all sorts of exciting things. I hadn’t noticed but for a month these ideas have been creeping in, and then yesterday during a chat it dawned on me FOR THE FIRST TIME that you dont have to be stinking rich to go on a yachting adventure, just laid back, have a flexible lifestyle, and willing to do the grunt work. (more…)
Somebody rather dorky and perfect for the job took some video footage of Bisbee for the Travel Channel. Robert Moondragon is in it!!! And a bunch of the recognisable locals.
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon five years before women were officially allowed to compete in it. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. As a result of her run, the AAU barred women from all competition with male runners, on pain of losing the right to compete. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29. Wiki
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