The Season of Now
One of a Kind ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

One of a Kind ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

As this summer has rolled on, I have seen many people that I respect, like and admire, drop cold water on their head for

ALS ice bucket challenge

An accurate reenactment of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It was really cold that day!!

some reason. I was never sure exactly what dropping water on your head had to do with ALS but it seemed like everyone really enjoyed doing it.  Video after video of essentially the same thing…

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Closing Time
Thank you all for EVERYTHING!!!!

Thank you all for EVERYTHING!!!!

In all things there is a beginning, a middle and an end. This summer has marked a whirlwind of activity in my life as I decided to return as a camp administrator at a summer camp in Maine for the second summer. To compare the two experiences would be difficult because there were different people involved and circumstances unique to each summer, but there are many…

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Looking for Your Path

Looking for Your Path

by Jon Hilton

Finding your path is not always this easy.

Finding your path is not always this easy.

Life is a wonderful and funny thing. It is destined to surprise you and lead you to places that you may never have anticipated.  I believe that much of the enjoyment of life comes directly from inside of you and how you perceive the people you meet and the experiences you have.

Sometimes early on in the journey of life you may find life a…

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The Gloaming of Your Day

The Gloaming of Your Day

by Jon Hilton

The time after sunset and before dark, the Gloaming!

The time after sunset and before dark, the Gloaming!

There is a time between the light and dark of day where if you look closely all things appear to be possible. Many of the daily activities of life cause us to pause, and look for a meaning.

Did the light of day provide something that was worthwhile to contemplate? Or were the seeds planted that are going to flourish into the…

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We All Wear Masks

We All Wear Masks

by Jon Hilton

Masks of Life Masks are used to hide a true identity. What does yours hide?

Masks are used to hide a true identity. What does yours hide?

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you live or how much you have, you have spent a significant part of your life creating and wearing masks in your life.  These are masks that are as real as you would see each Halloween, but they are often quite permanent.

These masks come in all varieties, shapes and…

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Do Soulmates Exist?

do soulmates existOne of the topics that has seemed to pop up continually over the past month is whether or not I believe that there is a soulmate out there for everyone.  At first impulse I often think, “No Way!” But then I did a little thinking…….

What is a Soul Mate?

soulmate3This definition needs to be established first, and according to the internet, here is the definition:

Soul Mate- a person ideally suited to…

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The Day Before
You never see the real painful things coming.

You never see the real painful things coming.

In every person’s life there are days that you remember because of their long term effect on your existence.  I am no different.  There are days in the year that serve to remind me of those moments. When my life changed so dramatically that it could never possibly be the same again.  What had been my life was over and what was coming next was totally…

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Welcome to the Paine

Welcome to the Paine

Therledarning is a gifte are few teachers in my life who have gotten my attention and held on to it quite like pain. When you are in pain there is no escaping the message. Pain is a neurological phenomenon that is vital to let us know something is wrong. It could be physically wrong or mentally wrong but either way, pain lets you know that something must change. Without exception, pain has changed me with each…

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Getting In Touch and Looking Up

Getting In Touch and Looking Up

This is a phone. It used to be in your home and if you weren't there, nobody could get in touch with you.  Scary to most people today.

This is a phone. It used to be in your home and if you weren’t there, nobody could get in touch with you. Scary to most people today.

There are few things more invasive in all of our lives today than the electronic tethers and ties that are continually connecting us to the world whether we are really in need of connection or not .   I have recently started to take notice of all the time I spend…

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Look For Love
Coffee Talk is this good for   thought

Coffee Talk is this good for thought

One of the great experiences I have been able to have this year is to be able to write in a local coffee shop a lot, and one of the perks has been to become friends with the people who work so hard to keep my coffee hot and the iced tea flowing as I worked my way through many different writing assignments. These people don’t know it but their conversations…

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