Adventuring About

Duff here. Have you ever had a yen to adventure? To explore something totally unknown to you? Well, I often do. There’s a hill alongside the place where I live with my mom. As you see from the pictures, I go way up on top, then tuck away into the nicest hidey hole of a…

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Stars

Stars. We in the White Mountains are gifted with clear skies and bright stars. I step out for my morning walk and am dazzled by all the stars I can see. Some are large with a steady light. Others are much smaller and seem to twinkle. Some are grouped in bunches, leaving a vast area…

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New Year? New You!

The New Year brings an avalanche of suggestions for resolutions, many of which will last three weeks . . . or less. There’s the tried and true: lose weight, exercise more, stop smoking. And there’s nothing wrong with those. I’m all for them. But to live unstuck this year, I want you to have some…

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Dance to Your Own Music

When a player makes a touchdown, he can celebrate. In the “old days,” the player simply spiked the ball into the ground. Or no festivity at all: he would toss the ball to the closest official. But 23-year-old Alex Collins, running back for the Baltimore Ravens, took this to new heights. When he made a…

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All You Have Is Your Mind

“After your career ends, all you have is your mind.” Steve Smith Sr. played for both the Baltimore Ravens and the Carolina Panthers. One of the NFL’s most productive wide receivers of the 21st century, Steve led the league in catches, touchdowns, and receptions during his playing days. And his comment about life after football…

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Opportunities Are Coming!

On Monday Morning Football the debate was going hot and heavy about a new quarterback coming into the league. Rookie Mitch Trubisky was the second round draft pick for the Chicago Bears and was vying for the starting position. Talk was he was doing well for the Bears: calm in the pocket, no dancing feet…

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The Third Act of Life

Retirement is an awkward topic. Some welcome it with eager anticipation while others find meaning in their choice of work. They feel it’s their calling and continue to work well into their 80’s and 90’s. When taking a look at the “oldies but goodies” in the NFL, there are players like Adam Vinatieri of the…

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