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Thank-you for taking the time to follow along on my personal adventure through the joys and challenges we each face as we discover our unique trail through the shadows in the woods.

**I recommend starting from the first post to see how the story unfolds. (The most recent posts are listed first so you will need to scroll down through posts to get to the beginning!)**

Not All Bears Are Created Equal

Some appear cuddly and entice you to play. Some bare their teeth and scare you away. Some follow you silently waiting to prey. Some offer safety in their own secret way.

My intense fear of bears lurking in the woods has followed me through my childhood, into my nights, and into this very moment. But I am forging my path into those woods, one tree at a time, through explorative writing. The words that flow from my thoughts through my pen set the course, often in unexpected directions. I invite you to join me on this journey that may remind you of some chapters in your own.

Riding Day #7

I wake early, surprised at my eagerness to get back on the trail. I meet the group at the first rest stop at Schoharie Crossing Historic Site. A trading post was located here during colonial times, along with the remains of a large aqueduct along the original canal. Within minutes, I see my tent mate. … Continue reading Riding Day #7

Riding Day #6 -Part 2

Homemade muffins, fruit, and farm fresh eggs await us the next morning—a splendid start to our second day of riding. This will be the first time either of us has taken a bike trip lasting longer than one day. We leave our gear for pick up later by car. The sun is bright already, suggesting … Continue reading Riding Day #6 -Part 2

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