Compounding the Eighth Wonder of the World

Einstein said the 8th wonder of the world is compounding. I remember discussing the basics of compounding with a co-worker while working at a part time job while still in college. He explained to me about how if I put away money at that time. It would grow to a substantial sum even if invested …

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Reflections

Recently found myself reflecting upon my time on the Appalachian Trail. I spent hours looking through old photos and then stumbled upon some of our GoPro footage. Over the past couple of years I played around making a few adventure videos and realized I never made one of our time on the AT. https://youtu.be/VD_raQRc7i0 Remembering …

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Chalk Creek Road Utah Photo by Merril Longmore 2017

Hope – the seed of belief

  Recently I spoke with friends about the status of the world. How everything seems to be falling apart and getting worse. In truth the world does seem to be declining in morality, ethics, and integrity. Yet I remembered a truth that has always resonated with me. There is always hope... As long as there …

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Most dangerous hike in America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpALde1D6dg Ahead workers blocked the road. They stood by signs saying bridge out. We pulled over at the look out and looked across the flooded Hanalei valley. What is normally green fields of crops was now a brown muddy river. I hope we can get to the trail tomorrow I thought. I awoke the next …

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Adventure in Hawaii! Danger!

A few months ago my wife and I were planning our belated honeymoon. I said "we should go backpacking in Hawaii." she replied, "OK" After asking if she was serious I looked up backpacking trails in Kauai. I found one called the Kalalau trail. I discovered I needed a permit. We bought some permits a …

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