What does a Higher Power mean to you?

Higher Power

Some ramblings from working Step 2: Look up these words then write what the words mean to you. Believe: “Accept something as true, somebody as truthful, have trust.” To me, this means setting aside denial, fear and shame to allow in a “new” reality: that change can happen, growth is possible, happiness is attainable, for me. Restore: “Give something…

On Patience and Perspective

  • Paul Gerald
  • October 22, 2012
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Apparently the Universe wants me to learn about patience today. I’m looking for an apartment — and must practice patience with the reason I am leaving the old place, which boils down to my greed. Long story. I’ll spare you. The process itself of looking for an apartment … well, nothing brings up opportunities for…

More Thoughts on What I’m Supposed to be Doing

  • Paul Gerald
  • June 19, 2012
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A few days back, I asked folks “What can I do for you, professionally speaking.” And got some interesting responses, both here and on Facebook. After kicking it around myself, for a few days, I wrote this to a friend this evening: My gifts are storytelling and writing — two aspects of the same gift,…

Trying to Hike the North Siouxon Trail

  • Paul Gerald
  • June 16, 2012
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This week I tried to hike the North Siouxon Trail on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest — not the Siouxon Trail, which is in my book, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland. I could not find the trailhead, though. I used a map from the State of Washington, and couldn’t find it. I have…

Hooray for the Tillamook County Water Trail!

  • Paul Gerald
  • June 14, 2012
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Okay, so this isn’t a hiking post (more on that later), but I do want to say congrats and yay for the Tillamook County Water Trail, which this week got recognition as a National Recreation Trail — the only one designated this year in Oregon. From the official announcement: “The Tillamook County Water Trail is…