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.

Tag: Autumn

A group of black and golden lab puppies with a green sign that say "GUIDE DOG PUPPY".
08 Aug
2020
Big next steps of the four-paw variety

Photo courtesy of Guide Dogs for the Blind “Achieve a Vision Beyond Your Sight” – 2020 Vision Quest As these are the "dog

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Autumn, a black and tan lab in the grass next to an empty harness.
21 Jun
2020
Autumn’s Views on Impending Retirement: Sad and Celebratory Realities

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end" Seneca, Roman Philosopher From the first moment I lift the

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Randy the 2020 group walk down the streets.
14 Jun
2020
Setting our sights on an essential virtual Walk for Sight

When you have sufficient need, it is essential to become creative So many cancellations, postponements and yes, virtual versions have

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Randy sits on a staircase smiling at the camera and Autumn lies on his stomach in an affectionate snuggle.
15 Mar
2020
Happy Anniversary, Autumn! Six years already?

Perhaps more people will focus on the contract status of Tom Brady and the new England Patriots as “legal tampering” opens on March 16

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Randy, Tracy and Autumn laughing on a summit peak. Tracy wears a bright pink top and Autumn is caught with her pink tongue out in the middle of licking her own nose.
08 Mar
2020
A focus on happiness as a pillar of success

I have often thought of happiness as a type of success and still believe that to be valid I believe there is a more powerful truth and

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Fireworks over the Piscataqua River and downtown Portsmouth, NH. Over the city scape, between the fireworks right of frame and the North Church steeple are the words "Welcome to 2020" in classic 2020 Vision Quest styling.
13 Jan
2020
A Decade in Review

I only have 54 of these decades under my belt so far, and yet, that is enough for me to find a little awe in the 2010-2020 decade of my

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Randy and Autumn hike up a sunlight-dappled wooded trail.
06 Oct
2019
Why I strive for the simple gifts in an autumn hike

"There is a certain something which tugs upon my core to reproduce the splendor of nature's sweet decor" - Randy Pierce, poem,

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The iconic picture of the Mighty Quinn, a golden lab, resting on the summit of Mount Flume in the summertime, with a mountain range and blue sky in the background.
28 Sep
2019
Some autumn reminiscing on the significance of my dogs

“I hope to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am”  Anonymous The season of Autumn has arrived and my present Guide Dog,

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Randy, Tracy, and Autumn post on Mt. Wachusett with the "See You At The Summit" book.
02 Sep
2019
#SeeYouAtTheSummit2020 Kicks off on Mt Wachusett, Labor Day Weekend

Will you take your copy of our book, See You At The Summit to one of your personal summits Will you capture the moment in a photograph and

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Autumn, a black and tan lab in a harness, next to Randy's legs in sneakers.
19 May
2019
Importance of the Walk for Sight: A Walk in My Shoes

Every year we put together a team for the Future In Sight “Walk for Sight” and I encourage as many of my friends as possible to join

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Randy and Autumn walking with young girl and a few other participants at Walk for Sight 2018
01 May
2019
A Surge of Support Requested for our Walk for Sight!

I am heading in for a relatively minor back surgery on May 1 and this emergency blog post isn’t seeking help for that process, but rather

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Autumn--a black and tan lab dog--looking attentive, sitting on the floor, looking up.
10 Mar
2019
All about Autumn on this five-year anniversary!

Spring sprang early in 2014 in the form of a Black and Tan Labrador Retriever ironically named Autumn On March 16 she burst into our living

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Autumn and Randy walking on the street. Autumn is wearing adorable little blue boots.
03 Mar
2019
Winter Walking? March Forth and Protect those Paws!

Here in New Hampshire we have had some rather cold and icy weather which presents a few challenges for Autumn and me I’m occasionally

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Autumn poses serenely in front of a statue of Buddha.
16 Feb
2019
How to “respond” instead of “react” — And why it’s so important

"Do not learn how to react Learn how to respond" -- Buddha I was recently reminded by a friend’s post that I often like to

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Amazon box sitting right in front of Randy's door.
10 Feb
2019
Dangerous delivery! Asking for a little awareness

First and foremost, I’m fine… this time Being blind, there are a few additional hazards which present themselves along the way of my

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Randy, Tracy, and Autumn in Scotland, August 2018 at the top of Edinburgh Castle.
06 Jan
2019
Hindsight and Foresight with “2020” Vision for 2019

Launching into the new year, I join many in reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments and setbacks I prefer to use these as a bit

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30 Jul
2018
The Unofficial Announcement of our Book

By Randy Pierce I’ve finished writing the book but the complete work is not quite finished! We’ve been teasing at this book release

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21 Jul
2018
Scotland beckons to Randy, Tracy, and Autumn!

By Randy Pierce "Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake - Walter

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14 Jul
2018
Blind Baseball: Future in Sight Knights take on the NH Fishercats on August 26!

By Randy Pierce I love synergy: the working together of two things to produce an effect  greater than the sum of their individual

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09 Jun
2018
Seeking Summits of Leadership with the University of New Hampshire

By Randy Pierce I joined the students of this leadership and backpacking course in the spring of 2010 in preparation for my own hiking

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