As you read this, I will be hiking into the backcountry of the Adirondacks in New York, about 50 miles west of Burlington, Vermont. Last week, when I took my camping supplies down from the attic, Kaya started hovering as if to say, Don’t leave me behind!” She seemed relieved when it was finally time

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Driving Lessons!

This last week, I had the opportunity to spend 5 hours helping my daughter, Ruchi, learn to drive. I really enjoyed it! Watching your child move across a life threshold is a special blessing. When I learned to drive in Indiana at age 16, it was a breeze to get my license. They make it

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The Bipolar General

Major General Gregg Martin is a United States Army two-star general who retired in 2014. From July 2012 to July 2014, he was the President of the National Defense University at Fort McNair Army Base in Washington, D.C. from July 2010 to July 2012, he served as the Commandant of the U.S. Army War College

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I am in Salt Lake City getting ready for the 1st National Summit to End Stigma, which begins tomorrow. I feel like a kid in a candy store! There are so many amazing participants! I know this because I have been reviewing the registration list twice weekly for some time. I am stoked that our

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Heart of the Wilderness

Well, you knew this was coming after last week’s post, right? Here is my beloved Kaya, who positioned herself in our tent deep in the wilderness of Shenandoah National Park, where we recently spent a night. In the middle of the night, there was a small animal fighting. Sounded like foxes screaming at each other

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Into the Woods

Got my list out. Getting ready to go in the woods for a personal retreat with my canine companion, Kaya, this summer. Just made a batch of chili to dehydrate for backwoods dinner. Soon, I’ll be bringing equipment down from the attic. In a few days, I will head out to the Shenandoahs, taking a

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Baby Divya

Affectionately known as little demon, our youngest pack member is Divya. She is now a little over a year old. When she arrived at 8 weeks, she was wild and playful. Then, as she grew her rambunctious playfulness became harder for our older dog, Kaya, to tolerate. Eventually we had fights break out. Turnaround When

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