Why is goodbye so hard?

There are some things about the human psyche that continue to confound.  Take my current example: about to head off on a long-anticipated adventure after years of contemplation, months of planning and days of packing (more about that below).  And I can't stop breaking into tears.  My last day with my husband gave me an …

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Whpssh!… and I think “not again!” (plus a few aconcagua data points)

Do you know what it sounds like to suddenly sink into a meter of snow?  or better yet, what it feels like? It goes something along the lines of: whpsshhh! Shiiiitttt!    Am I injured?  ...and then after the momentary panic subsides, you begin to feel cold snow creeping over the top of your hiking boot …

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