Troy in Portland

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“We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.” ~Richard Rohr, from Everything Belongs
Photo by Alisa Cooper (distributed with instagram)

I read an article awhile ago discussing the things people in nursing homes regret the most.  For men, the number one thing was working too much at the expense of family, friends and relationships.  I am heading down that road myself.  This quote gives me an exit.

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“We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking.”
~Richard Rohr, from Everything Belongs

Photo by Alisa Cooper (distributed with instagram)

I read an article awhile ago discussing the things people in nursing homes regret the most. For men, the number one thing was working too much at the expense of family, friends and relationships. I am heading down that road myself. This quote gives me an exit.

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I went for a very enjoyable bike ride this evening, covering most of the Portland peninsula. As it grew dark I cruised down the Bayside Trail and took a right onto the Eastern Prom Trail.  As soon as I crested the hill at the water treatment plant I noticed the moon rising bright and orange over Peaks Island.  When I rounded Fish Point I decided to stop and take in the view. It as a great way to spend part of the evening.  Even though the moon look like a tiny glowing dot in this photo you get a hint ofits majesty.  The lights from the oil tanker tied up at the terminal in South Portland look almost festive.  The crowd of revelers on the large sailboat in the middle of the frame were definitely festive!

I went for a very enjoyable bike ride this evening, covering most of the Portland peninsula. As it grew dark I cruised down the Bayside Trail and took a right onto the Eastern Prom Trail.  As soon as I crested the hill at the water treatment plant I noticed the moon rising bright and orange over Peaks Island.  When I rounded Fish Point I decided to stop and take in the view. It as a great way to spend part of the evening.  Even though the moon look like a tiny glowing dot in this photo you get a hint ofits majesty.  The lights from the oil tanker tied up at the terminal in South Portland look almost festive.  The crowd of revelers on the large sailboat in the middle of the frame were definitely festive!

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Not too many people can say they love their commute.  I love mine, though.  Here I am at the the best part — the Eastern Prom trail along the Portland waterfront.  It’a great to ride along looking over Casco Bay every morning.  Watching the sun rise over the islands makes going in early a little more pleasant.

Not too many people can say they love their commute. I love mine, though. Here I am at the the best part — the Eastern Prom trail along the Portland waterfront. It’a great to ride along looking over Casco Bay every morning. Watching the sun rise over the islands makes going in early a little more pleasant.

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What is this unusual slab of granite?  It sits in the backyard of an apartment building on Pleasant St. in Portland.  Maybe it’s an old well cover?

What is this unusual slab of granite? It sits in the backyard of an apartment building on Pleasant St. in Portland. Maybe it’s an old well cover?