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Have you ever felt like there is something wrong in the world? Not just the obvious, current political distress, but deeper – something amiss with how we as humans apply ourselves to living the “daily grind”? There is no shortage of criticism, judgment, superiority, and opinions as to what may be wrong, and what should be done. We are quick to impose ourselves on our neighbor – if only “they” would “get their act together“. However, upon close examination, there are few viable solutions that could be applied equally to all people which would lead to a bit less discord and enmity. Perhaps a consideration of balance between Honesty & Compassion would be a good start. Hopefully, this website will offer some alternative thoughts. It all starts with a minor shift in perspective, typically an attitude correction that opens the realm of possibility.

One in the Wilderness

Ever since early childhood, I have been exposed to the outdoors. Indeed, it’s been in my family for several generations. To this day, there is a part of myself that comes to life when outdoors.  Even though life has led me to have a residence in a city, albeit one of the better cities that I’ve experienced, I plan, and can not wait, for my next outing in the woods. For the last few years, backpacking has been the major activity. My “Holy Grail” is to find and savor the experience of Nature where there is no human-generated sound. It is a remarkable experience, leading one to be “One in the Wilderness”, not concerned with past drama or future anxiety. Even if the experience is sustained for a few short hours, it provides a solace and refuge that endures. From that place comes the “Voice of One in the Wilderness”.

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This website is the “blog” of Bob Carnaghi, who currently lives in Austin, Texas.  The content reflects a collection of musings and pondering thoughts that are influenced by a wide variety of sources, particularly Nature, Buddhism, Taoism, and common sense. The core inspiration of this website comes from an innate and unquenchable thirst to connect with Nature in its most pristine environment and state.

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This is Who We Are

What a shock to return to city life in Austin, Texas. Things quickly became complicated. It was wise to take a couple of weeks to make the 2000 mile journey back. I was gone for seven months. Most of that time I was either on the Appalachian Trail, or camping in the woods. Life had …

The Prison of Self

Along the Appalachian Trail, there are many hostels and other places for hikers to resupply, shower, recharge electronics, eat, rest, and more. Most of these businesses are owner operated, and run on the “honor system”. That means that, when a hiker arrives, a “tab”, typically a sheet or card, is initiated and maintained with a …

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