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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Golden retriever puppy with a green sign saying "Guide Dog Puppy" in front of a wooded background.
30 Nov
2020
Giving my gratitude for the matching grant announcement – Coming on Dec. 1

It has been difficult to witness the significant, though understandable, impact of COVID-19 on the fundraising side of our charitable

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A Thanksgiving cornucopia of fruits and gourds of the season, surrounded by candles, with a bright sunlit window behind it.
23 Nov
2020
A very 2020 Thanksgiving

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life It turns what we have into enough, and more It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to

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A pair of feet in blue shoes with bright green laces walk a tighrope, with a city green in the background far below.
16 Nov
2020
Exploring and using our fears

“I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship” —Louisa May Alcott There’s an irony in how often we fear

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A beautiful view of autumn colors (gold and orange) in the woods
01 Nov
2020
Electing to provide a week’s worth of words for Wednesday

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind” – Jennifer Dukes Lee What can I do in a decidedly difficult week for many

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Randy stands on a treadmill, his hands held up in victory.
24 Oct
2020
Going the distance from summit celebration to ultra-marathons

“I started running for reasons I had only just begun to understand As a child, I ran in the woods and around my house for fun As a

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Nama, a black-mouth cur, sits with an eager and mischievous expression
18 Oct
2020
Growing our home and hearts before a Guide Dog arrives

“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with

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Randy runs on a treadmill on his porch, with a teammate holding a "Team With a Vision" sign.
11 Oct
2020
Setting my sights on a new goal

“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming  the person you most want to be Put your

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Randy and Tracy, holding hands, gaze into each others eyes on their wedding day.
10 Oct
2020
Happy Anniversary, Randy and Tracy!

Randy and Tracy Pierce married on 10/10/10 -- 10 years ago today They spent this beautiful, sunny day surrounded by their friends and

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A colorful rock summit with a bright blue sky and a distant ridge line.
04 Oct
2020
The Path Forward: Want to come along?

“Know from whence you came If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go”  James

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Two men out on the street in running gear giving thumbs up signs.
30 Aug
2020
Time to come together for unique Boston Marathon experience

I run to keep healthy, I run to enjoy time spent with the various guides who make the experience possible, and I run to challenge myself to

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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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Treadmill with image on the viewscreen of an autumn road along a highway
11 May
2020
Can I visit you on my virtual run across New Hampshire?

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream Not only plan but also believe” ~ Anatole Fran I guess I should first

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03 May
2020
Why the Inaugural Bru 5.4 K saves lives: BE FAST on May 4 and beyond!

At 5:40 pm on May 4, 2020 I'll turn up the speed on my treadmill and run a virtual race to support Tedy's Team, an organization started by

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Blue morning glories wrapping around a mailbox in the sun.
26 Apr
2020
April Showers Bring May Flowers: Morning Glory Anticipations

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” – Audrey Hepburn It has been a rainy April, both literally and metaphorically Staying

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Randy and Tracy pose with copies of "See You At The Summit"
07 Apr
2020
Join our virtual events April 11 & 20: Movie showing and book discussion

As we all find different ways to socialize during these turbulent times, we are glad to provide a couple of opportunities to come

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Randy sits at his desk in a greek room in front of a keyboard with Autumn on the floor by his side. He is petting her.
22 Mar
2020
Springing into Action During the Coronavirus Pandemic

For most of us, life has become quite different since the arrival of COVID-19 As someone with a higher susceptibility and a significantly

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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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The word "COVID-19" with a simplified rendition of the virus
15 Mar
2020
COVID-19 and 2020 Vision Quest: An Announcement

Like many of us during these difficult times, 2020 Vision Quest is attentively following the health concerns and recommendations provided

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