Stay Found: Your New Year’s Guide

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January 2016 by Ramesh Richard In her book Staying Found: The Complete Map and Compass Handbook, June Fleming suggests various ways hikers can master the skills of "wilderness route finding"—learning how to get around in the wild. By this she means, "Not just carrying a map and compass because they’re on every book’s list of [...]

11:55 PM: Multi-Talent Tension

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October 2013 by Ramesh Richard Over 50 clocks dot the walls of RREACH. Given by international hosts as appreciation gifts, they invoke memories of places been and people served. In tiny Montenegro, at the end of GPA Balkan States, my hosts presented me with a beautiful clock set to 11:55. “Five minutes to midnight,” the [...]

“Whys” Options: The Power of an Intentional Life

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June 2004 by Ramesh Richard  Into the Universe, and Why not knowing Nor whence, like Water willy-nilly flowing And out of it, as Wind along the Waste I know not Whither, willy-nilly blowing. —Omar Khayyam[1] Many wise people, like the Farsi poet in his musing, believe that the fundamental problem of the human race is [...]