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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

May 2, 2024

I’m into my third week on the trail and still spending most nights indoors. The first two weeks were always going to be that way, with John, then Richard and Wendy as part of my hike, yet the weather has intervened in this third week. Hopefully, the weather is about to turn and I’ll be able to camp outside a...


Apr 29, 2024

I’m using my hike in the UK on the South West Coast Path to help raise money for my absolute favorite charity, Parenting Matters, on whose board I’ve been privileged to serve for over a decade. You can learn more about the hike and the organization–and donate–by visiting


Apr 25, 2024

The last three days have tested me yet again, though I’m pretty much on schedule.  A schoolboy error on my part led to a very low energy day, though meeting dear friends at the end of the day more than made up for it.

I’m using my hike in the UK on the South West Coast Path to help raise money for my absolute...


Apr 22, 2024

The first week has been unexpected, exciting, and even a little scary. I’m now 80 miles into the hike and just starting to feel that I’m finding my way. John has returned home, as originally planned, and the tenor of the hike has shifted as I’m on my own.

I’ve been overwhelmed by the beauty of this hike, I’ve...


Apr 18, 2024

The first three days of my South West Coast Path hike are in the books. Unfortunately, my notes weren’t in the books!  I somehow lost them, so this first podcast is a little thin on detail, though full of my heart.  I hope you enjoy it.

I’m using my hike in the UK on the South West Coast Path to help raise money for...