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    Travelling light in 2013

    Well friends, we all made it to 2013. As we all came to learn, the Mayan calendar starts over again from the beginning once it hits the last page or as some described it, the end.
    I'm traveling a lot lighter in 2013. Getting rid of the great expectations was the hardest part.
    Three square meals a day, staying out of jail and paying taxes are our reward for living a righteous life dedicated to hard work. Things could always be worse. At least we aren't goat farmers in Syria or Libya.
    And as I recall I have never seen a hearse on the way to a cemetery pulling a U-Haul trailer behind it loaded with some old dead guy's possessions. We keep forever what we give away.
    Enjoy the New Year Marc and Deb. And Pixel, and Yadray and Ulman and Lia....and Diana...and oh my goodness, Allen and my good friend from Germany (Marko). There are hundreds of you that I can mention from CNN, so not to forget a single soul or voice...enjoy and live well.
    Photo number three is myself and our good friends from Butte, Montana whom we toured Bryce and Zion Canyons with.
    About the only things better than Zion Canyon is visiting a remote island in the South Pacific that has hitherto not see the footprints of man for the past hundred years. Live well and prosper. I'll be back next year some time. But I really can't say when.
    Hasta la vista baby. CATCH YOU LATER. Maybe we'll cross trails on some beach some where.
    Photo four is of one of my cameras at a volcano doing some daylight lava entry photos. It was fun but dangerous. Because you cannot see hot lava in the day time and very easy it is to put your foot through a recently crusted flow with a skin that has just formed over molten lava at 2200 degrees right below the surface. That's why they invented walking sticks.

    About all I know is that I've been to the ocean's edge and heard the water's story. Having done that, I think it's been a rather splendid life after all. No regrets, and having had the Southern Cross rise high over my shoulder in the far South Pacific I've made my peace
    with fellow man and can finally say I've found some peace in my soul. I hope you can say the same at the end of your day.

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