May 2013

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In search of the 100 rupee monk

by Kim May 29, 2013

On day seven of our Annapurna Circuit trek we rest in Manang, a Buddhist town in the mountains, on a quest to be blessed by the 100 rupee monk.

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About the light

by Kim May 25, 2013

We have been four days on the Annapurna Circuit already. We have walked through the humid valley of the Marsyangdi Nadi River, past banana trees and the flush of tropical flowers. Then, upward. Climbing into the Manang valley, tromping like pilgrims towards the largest mountains in the world.

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Quotes about working hard

by Kim May 22, 2013

20 of my favorite quotes about working hard.

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At Blackwater Pond

by Kim May 19, 2013

At Blackwater Pond. A poem by Mary Oliver.

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Links I love around the internet and beyond

by Kim May 15, 2013

A compilation of stuff I love on the internet and beyond.

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Antilamentation

by Kim May 12, 2013

Antilamentation. A poem by Dorianne Laux.

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Quotes about writing

by Kim May 8, 2013

30 of my favorite quotes about writing.

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A break for the mountains

by Kim May 4, 2013

Brian and I are headed to the mountains again, this time for up to a month as we slowly navigate the Annapurna Circuit. We’ve got plans to explore lakes, mountains, temples and tiny villages as well as spend long, lazy afternoons at the tea houses in our pajamas reading books we’ve picked up about the region.

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A Trek to Annapurna Base Camp in Photos

by Kim May 2, 2013

To reach Annapurna Base Camp it’s a difficult but beautiful 8-day walk high into the Himalayan mountains. Annapurna 1, near base camp, is the tenth highest peak in the world.

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