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: challenges

20 Dec
2014
Guest blog: Making radio with Randy and Autumn

By Arielle Zionts I am a recent graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, ME Over 15 weeks, Salt students study

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06 Dec
2014
Autumn learns to fly!

By Randy Pierce As Autumn and I stroll through the airport and onto the plane, and then settle into a seat with her curled up against my

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27 Oct
2014
California International Marathon: Coast to Coast, the Blind/VI Runners Share a Common Vision

By Randy Pierce "I find it hugely inspiring to meet and run alongside other people who are on their vision loss journey Together, we can

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18 Oct
2014
TEDx could be a transformative opportunity. Are you on board?

By Randy Pierce “It is sometimes a mistake to climb; it is always a mistake never even to make the attempt If you do not climb, you will

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11 Oct
2014
Bay State and Beyond – My Blind Marathon Journey

By Randy Pierce "I've learned that finishing a marathon isn't just an athletic achievement It's a state of mind; a state of mind that says

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27 Sep
2014
Seeing the hardest part of going blind

By Randy Pierce Many people managing vision loss are uncomfortable with the word "blind" Whether it’s a more horrific imagined final

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06 Sep
2014
Schools at the heart of 2020 Vision Quest–In more ways than you might expect

By Randy Pierce “People will forget what you say and what you do long before they will forget how you made them feel” -- Maya

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22 Aug
2014
The Great Northeast Tuff Mudder!

By Randy Pierce I’ve undoubtedly earned the reputation that’s at the source of this week’s post and yet I still find amusement in

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26 Jul
2014
Tending to our health can mean going the extra mile

By Randy Pierce I had gone totally blind and a sudden new challenge--damage to my cerebellum from possible mitochondrial disease--had

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19 Jul
2014
Procrastinate procrastination!

By Randy Pierce Interesting that I’m writing about procrastination as I submit this blog post rather late to my ever cheerful content

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21 Jun
2014
The Double Century—A 200-mile bike ride from Nashua to Lebanon to Nashua

By Brent Bell Randy and I are planning on riding a double century (over 200 miles) Friday, June 27th, 2014 The “century” or 100-mile

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31 May
2014
Autumn told me to take a hike!

By Randy Pierce A very common question in my world is, “When is Autumn going to hike” The answer is far clearer after a tremendous

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08 Mar
2014
Guest Blog: Waypoint Adventure! It’s all about access

By Rick Stevenson Access:  (n) - the ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with, or use; admittance

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03 Mar
2014
Falling flat on the long winter path

By Randy Pierce March comes in like a lion and this week we at 2020 Vision Quest are feeling that as much as anyone We had submitted an

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20 Feb
2014
A Guide Dog story: Winter storms still present as Autumn arrives in New England

Guiding Eyes shares fantastic news and begins a new chapter in Randy's and Tracy’s lives! By Randy Pierce “Every new beginning comes

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24 Jan
2014
In Honor of the Mighty Quinn

By Randy Pierce Guiding Eyes Quinn 12/11/04 – 1/20/14 Beloved Boy of Randy and Tracy Pierce Puppies Behind Bars Graduate Guiding

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18 Jan
2014
A year of stepping stone goals

By Randy Pierce I am choosing to use 2014 to reach for many goals, some of which are known to me and some which will be developed along the

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11 Jan
2014
Olympic gold is a swimming success for Michael Phelps and other blind swimmers!

By Randy Pierce I know what you’re thinking “Wait a second, Randy, Michael Phelps isn’t blind!” That’s mostly true but not

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04 Jan
2014
I love winter, but…

By Randy Pierce I really do love snow and truly like winter--which is a dangerous statement here in New Hampshire after a 36-hour

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30 Nov
2013
The hardest part of losing sight

By Randy Pierce Life, just like blindness, has both challenges and rewards aplenty For me, it is not blindness which is hardest but the

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