Category Archives: Different Modes of Exploration

Born to Run?

Different Modes of Exploration #11: Trail Running I wake up with the question, “am I born to run?” turning in my mind.  Christopher McDougall’s book doesn’t pose the phrase as a question but as a statement.  At the 5 am … Continue reading

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A Glass Filled With Travel

Different Modes of Exploration #10: Wine My nose leans in towards the last sip of a Central California Pinot Noir, a grape varietal (one of my absolute favorites) described as “silky, complex, subtle and beautiful,” by the experienced wine enthusiast … Continue reading

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Gardening: A Day on the Earth

Over the past few weeks I’ve explored this theme of the present moment, of enjoying the familiar, of slowing down and taking-in the now.  It’s a concept I think we talk about often, so much so that maybe it’s become … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Present Forgotten

Different Modes of Exploration #8: Music — Part 2 Curtis Fuller sits on the edge of his padded stool, almost standing. He pulls the trombone to his lips, a brass instrument as tall as he is, but surely not as … Continue reading

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When the Written Word Wanders Us to New Worlds

Different Modes of Exploration #7: Reading I leaned back in the moldy recliner that sat on the porch of my dorm with Cannery Row in-hand.  From my perch, I read half a semester worth of novels. I felt snub.  And … Continue reading

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Intoxication: Music’s Journey

Different Modes of Exploration #6: Music Over the last few weeks, I’ve compiled all my iTunes music into one library, resulting in about 15,000 songs and somewhere near 50 days worth of music.  Combined with 200 or so CDs lying … Continue reading

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Fruition: A Food Journey in Seven Lessons

Different Modes of Exploration – Experience # 5 I don’t mean to get all acid trip esoteric on you, but travel is not just about putting one foot in front of the other, or hopping a Greyhound bus on the … Continue reading

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