Welcome! Or as they’d say in Fiji with incredible warmth, “Bula!”
How in the world did you find this website? Really! You must be quite good at sleuthing, since it’s not SEOed to any degree, doesn’t have ads, and isn’t advertised…oh, and it’s de-ranked on all the big social sites due to the extremist content. (So use caution!) Well regardless, I welcome you here and am glad you’re stopping by…you and the 35 others a year. This place is mostly here for my family and close friends, but I’m happy if it helps a few others, too. Note to the humbugs: no, I’m not deleting my site for you, but I will have fun with your comments, so consider yourself advised, and perhaps go scroll through instagram or something.
The subtitle of my site pays homage to an old hymn that I like. When I’m hiking, I love pressing on the upward way, gaining new heights, and being thankful. Sometimes I don’t like the “gaining new heights” part, at least not during the actual gaining, but that’s largely a function of how much I’m carrying on my back.
I’ve decided to make this site for a number of reasons, which are enumerated below. I believe in voluntaryism and taking human action, and one human action I wanted to take was making a website. With this website, it is my desire to:
- 1.) Catalog my memories. It’s a digital scrapbook.
- 2.) Share my love of the outdoors with others (not you, Sarah), and perhaps encourage them to get outside more.
- 3.) Enhance people’s mental health (particularly you, Sarah) through the outdoors, as I write about in, “The Land of Steadfast Habits.“*
- 4.) Provide trip reports for off-trail excursions that people may be considering, but have little insight in to, as well as reports of adventures on-trail and abroad.
- 5.) Express my evolving thoughts on studies on God, metaphysics, and science—plus something that I call humor.
- 6.) Help my goofy family not get lost, since they use it the most.
- 7.) Be reminded that some guy named Lane really hates me and wishes I’d delete this little scrapbook.
I hope that I can live up to my name in all aspects and perhaps be a bringer of a little bit of light to your life (why are you still reading this, Sarah), at least insofar as it’s at all possible in one, small, remote corner of the internet.
Blue skies, and with love, always!
* reference the following study: http://www.pnas.org/content/112/28/8567
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