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Memorial to an Old Friend

Memories of an Old Friend September, 2016 “But fate ordains that dearest friends must part." It’s taken me some time to process the loss of a dear old friend and to get to the point where I can write about the tragic ordeal. We spent so much time and did so many things together. We spent many weeks, months, in the great outdoors. We made long hikes in the desert. We climbed small mountains. We were together in Alaska and the Far North all the way to the Arctic Ocean. We've driven from coast to coast. We’ve weathered storms and incessantly hot sun. The years passed. And as our life together matured, so did the comfort and flexibility of our “fit”... perhaps more weathered and worn, but more relaxed and comfortable too. An old friend who seemed to mold to the surroundings, was liked by nearly everyone. An old friend who I’d like to think probably saved my life over the years. At least, I’d like to think that. The loss itself was bad enough. But the fact that I was instrum

New Theme for an Old Blog

What could that mean? Is it possible there's a glowing ember of life here at the Sabbatical Journal? Let's gently blow on it and see what happens.