A wide shot of the Andes Mountains with a snow covered Mt. Ausangate in the center. The 2020 team of eleven are hiking in the foreground on a beautiful day.

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Randy and team go through the electrical shock portion of the Tough Mudder race in 2015
01 Aug
2021
Trust is the backbone for securing relationships

"Trust is the glue of life It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication It’s the foundational principle that

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Randy plays tug of war with Swirl, a black lab dog, on a sunny green lawn.
25 Jul
2021
Finding Focus on Process, Progress, and Particulars

“How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top” ― Yvon Chouinard I am too often described as a

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Conference room with people surrounding a conference table, looking at laptops, watching a colleague give a presentation.
11 Jul
2021
Guest Blog: The process and importance of drafting a mission statement collaboratively

One of the most significant projects I am working on as an intern at 2020 Vision Quest is reworking the mission statement Throughout this

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Randy sitting on a gray rock summit, talking to a black dog (Swirl) who is standing next to him.
03 Jul
2021
Back to roots without a stumble, Swirl summits!

“Every moment is a fresh beginning” —TS Eliot More than a decade ago, I put my hand on Quinn’s Guide Dog harness and invited

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Rocky path along a mountainside under a partly cloudy blue sky.
27 Jun
2021
Navigating the path with an eye on habits

The path from dreams to success does exist May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to

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Randy and guide dog speak to a gymnasium of children sitting on the floor in rapt attention.
19 Jun
2021
Guest Blog: The Power of Communication

To start this blog post, I would like to introduce myself to those of you who may not know me yet My name is Caroline Brown and I am a

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Randy and his friend Tom on the top of Mt Washington, with a blue sky with wispy clouds
12 Jun
2021
Setting expectations — In general and on the Rockpile!

Whatever happens in the world is real, what one thinks should have happened is projection We suffer more from our fictitious

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Black dog with red cape against a blue sky background
08 Jun
2021
Our video tribute to the GDB Canine Heroes Event from June 6

“Heroes don’t always wear capes” – Andrea Randall Guide Dogs for the Blind just held their June 6 gala celebrating the canine

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Black lab lies on a white blanket on the floor and gnaws on a bone.
31 May
2021
The “swirl” of our first week home

"We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity Life is eternal We have

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Randy in a black commencement robe and gown, wearing a Patriots mask, with Swirl the black lab in a harness at his side, next to the Dean also in a black robe and black mask. 
23 May
2021
Commencing with a tremendous honor at the University of New Hampshire

My own graduation with Swirl was barely complete when I processed beside Dean Mike Decelle to the platform from where I would provide the

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