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Thursday, August 08, 2013

On Vacation ...

My family and I will be canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northern Minnesota (very near where I practiced for several years).  Posts should begin again about Aug 21.

13 comments:

  1. Anonymous8/08/2013

    Have a fabulous time! We will be here when you get back!

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  2. Going to Minnessssoooooda? Uffda! Have a good time. Don't let the skeeters carry you away!

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  3. Hi Dear David.
    I'm Iranian. I'm so happy from your endeavor. An Iranian blogger translate your work on Persian language.

    I hope you be healthy.

    Regards


    http://www.iclub.ir/watching-the-lights-go-out

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    1. Elnaz:
      Wow! I'm grateful for posting a translation. Thank you.
      David

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  4. enjoy and take care.

    best from Spain

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  5. Michael McCabe8/20/2013

    Paddling...good for the body, and the mind. My wife and I kayak quite a bit, and enjoy all except the afore mentioned 'sketters'.

    Also a son and caregiver of my father who has Alzheimer's, now 88. He was formally diagnosed about eight years ago, but himself had noticed a loss of words a few years before. So to now is his wife/my stepmom beginning to have cognitive difficulties. Keeping it all in the family I guess. At 68 myself, I've noticed some minor losses, but still haven't put the keys in the fridge.

    Read about your blog from the local Alzheimer's Association posting. Read from start to finish in one sitting. Will continue to read as you post. Posting out your address to the rest of the caregivers group that we belong to.

    I hope to always remain optimistic about my/our future. I no longer have 'bad days'. I figure that if I wake up in the morning, I'm going to make sure it's a good day even if it rains on my parade.

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  6. David, I have read "not all of us are saints", and the book doesn't name the small town where you practiced in MN. Would you mind replying with the name of the town? I understand any hesitancy you may have, so please don't feel pressured to do so.

    Additionally, I worked and lived as a BWCAW guide last summer out of Ely. I have never before experienced such clarity of thought, or freedom of being as I did in the Boundary Waters. I would have gone back as a guide, but decided to pursue Medical School.

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    1. At the top of the page under comments, there's a link to "contact me." Click on the link and send me your email address.

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  7. David, I have read "Not all of us are Saints" and appreciated it very much. The reason I am posting is to inquire of the small Minnesotan town where you practiced; the book doesn't explicitly name it. I understand any hesitancy you may have, so please feel no pressure to reply with that info.

    Additionally, I lived and worked out of Ely, MN, as a BWCAW guide last summer. I have never experienced such peace of mind and clarity of thought as I did there. It is simply magical. I hope enjoyed your time!

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    1. Perhaps you didn't get my first response: At the top of the page under comments, there's a link to "contact me." Click on the link and send me your email address.

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