Swallow Falls State Park

Swallow Falls State Park is a public recreation area located on the Youghiogheny River west bank, nine miles northwest of Oakland in Garrett County, Maryland. The state park features Maryland’s highest free-falling waterfall, the 53-foot Muddy Creek Falls, as well as smaller waterfalls on the Youghiogheny River and Tolivar Creek. The park is notable for […]

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ISHKON Spirituality and Fire Puja

After returning from Peru, I was able to secure a seasonal position at New Vrindaban. The job entailed attendant, organizing processes, maintenance, and material management for the temple and the lodge. I was interested in the experience and spirituality from the Krishna perspective. New Vrindaban is an unincorporated area and an ISKCON intentional community located in Marshall County, West […]

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Moms Battle with Cancer:

It’s been a little over a year since mom passed away from cancer, and I miss her more today than ever. Although it’s hard, I will share some of my experiences being on my mom’s side as she battled cancer and some of the things I learned along the way. I have always been a […]

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Trip to Cusco: Operation Alpaca Trueke

After spending about three weeks in Puerto Maldonado enjoying the city, jungle, family, and friends, it was time for Shirley and me to fly to Cusco to seek out Alpaca sources and communities to work with. I had booked an Airbnb in Cusco near Tupac Square for a week as our base. Shirley had contacted her friend Sumaq who would meet us and show us […]

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