Exploring Life

What does it say about our society when we applaud those who wake up at 4, 4:30, 5am to get in their “self care” — only to work themselves for the following 10-12+ hours with, often, the primary intention being to make more money or to have a greater reach into influencing society. What happens […]

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Logan Kinei Nature Experience | Longnook Beach, Truro

Longnook Beach in Truro has become my favorite beach.  It is always quiet, at least in the off-season.  It is a massively expansive beach with towering dune bluffs.  There is an energy at this beach that Kait and I have both experienced.  We won’t have Truro beach stickers to go between the second or third […]

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Logan Kinei Nature Experience | Hatches Harbor & Race Point – Spring

The other day, we did our first hike since social distancing had started.  We hadn’t done hikes for several reasons, one being social distancing, but there really aren’t too many people on the trails so that wasn’t a huge factor.  Actually, the weather was not particularly conducive to hiking, our area getting a lot of […]

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The Importance of Aligning With Nature

  Nature has to be our focus now and forever.  This is the way we fix our current course, regenerate our home. One of Logan Kinei’s big focuses and intentions is nature, Nature, NATURE!  Why nature?   Why Is Nature So Important?  WHY IS NATURE SUCH A HUGE PART OF LOGAN KINEI? I am sure […]

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Important Information That Will Help Us Move On As Individuals & Globally

I shared this Rich Roll Podcast episode with Zach Bush on Logan Kinei and Observing Experience social media, but I know a lot of people don’t listen to podcasts – especially one that is one hour and fifty minutes. However, this topic is one of the most important things that we all need to hear […]

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Logan Kinei Nature Experience | Salt Pond Visitor Center to Coast Guard Beach

Nauset Marsh & Doane Memorial Trail: It was a Saturday during the coronavirus social distancing and I just needed to get outside.  I needed to be in nature.  I live in Eastham so the Cape Cod National Seashore Salt Pond Visitor Center is a very quick drive and I hadn’t done this walk yet!  I […]

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My Letter To The Ocean

This letter has also been featured on The Outbound Collective! Dear Ocean, Firstly, thank you. Secondly, I am sorry. I am sorry for all that humans have been doing to you without care for you and those who live within you. I am sorry for all of the oil. I am sorry for all of […]

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Can COVID-19 Introduce Necessary Change

I want to share some thoughts on this COVID-19 global pandemic. I’m not going to talk about the disease at all or what I think people should do.  I want to talk about what this disease is bringing to light.  There are several big ideas that have stood out to me during this so far, […]

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Logan Kinei Nature Experience | Hatches Harbor & Race Point Lighthouse

  We had been in our new home in Eastham for about two weeks when my parents came to visit for the first time.  They drove up from South Jersey.  I knew I wanted to go out on a walk through one of the great National Seashore trails while they were here.  My Mom has […]

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Logan Kinei Nature Experience | Fox Bottom Area Trails, Truro

(aka Great Dunes Trail on AllTrails) It was the nicest day we have had since we moved to Cape Cod.  A high of 59 degrees, sunny, with a light breeze.  We had to get out into nature.  We went to Eastham Town Hall early to get our Presidential Primary Election vote cast, then we waited […]

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Logan Kinei Nature Experience | Pamet Area Trail, Truro

It is now March and the start of March is beautiful!  The weather is climbing up to the 50’s and there’s been no rain.  Time to explore some more trails!  I was up in P’town for a Logan Kinei Guide private client and Kait decided to tag along with Weston so we could hit a […]

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Logan Kinei Nature Experience | Dune Shack Trail, Provincetown

  It was a grey gloomy day on the Cape but it was one of the only days where it was not going to rain nor the temperatures drop down into the 30’s over the next few days, so I wanted to get out to explore another trail.  I have been exploring the trails on […]

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Fort Hill & Red Maple Swamp Trail, Eastham

Fort Hill is about a three minute drive from our home, so we decided we would get in a quick walk on such a beautiful day.  The sky was clear and crisp but with a light breeze and a high of about 49 degrees.  Great condition for a nature walk, especially in February.   Fort Hill […]

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Logan Kinei Nature Experience | Great Island Trail, Wellfleet

  Kait and I set out for a hike with Weston and Avett.  There are definitely plenty of places to hike/walk with dogs on the Outer Cape, but a lot of the National Seashore trails are not pet friendly.  I get it.  The National Park Services is there to protect the land and wildlife.  A […]

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Logan Kinei Nature Experience | Woods Walk at Highland Center

  There is a 1 mile loop, but a lot of trail within the woods that can take you random ways.  This was my first time so I basically just got lost.  I knew I wanted to see the ocean, so I figured I’d make my way there somehow.  I did pull up google maps […]

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Cape Cod Living & Nature Experiences

  Kait, Weston, Avett, and I are settling in nicely to our new home in Eastham.  Though we closed on our Philadelphia house and our Eastham house on January 7 and 9, respectively, we only just got into our house in Eastham two weeks ago.  Our closings and moving went as smoothly as possible, and […]

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Choose Coral Friendly Sunscreen!

As our family trip in St. John, USVI comes to an end, I wanted to share some info on sunscreen.  Being on such an incredibly lush island and now living on Cape Cod, the life of the ocean is more on my mind now than ever.  Changes happening with the climate on Earth are real […]

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Fear of Change

It is about 6pm on January 5, 2020.  Our last night in our home of three years in Philadelphia, but also our last night in my home of Philadelphia since 2011, and my home of the Philadelphia area since 1985.  And, whoa, I am getting hit hard with the feels in my stomach, including but […]

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We Are Moving: Why We Chose Cape Cod

Kait, Weston, Avett, and I are moving to Cape Cod.  Quite simply, this is something that Kait and I want to do, so we are.  I want to share our thought process and how we came to choose Cape Cod as our new home. (Read my last article to find out why we are moving.) […]

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We Are Moving – This Is Why

I have been longing to experience somewhere new for a while.  I grew up in South Jersey, 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia and have lived between the two ever since.  After 34 years, I am finally moving away. When I went to Penn State for undergrad, I recognized that it was not far enough of […]

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Stepped Away for A Minute: Social Media, Books, Shows, Moving, & Life

  I’ve been away for a while.  Away from posting on the Observing Experience blog and instagram.  There has been a lot going on, all very good and exciting, some of which I will be sharing in some upcoming articles.  But here are some things I have been into and not into as of late. […]

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Children’s Book Reviewed by Dad: Peter Pan

Being 6 years old when Hook came out, I was a big fan, but not one of those fans that remembers all of the lines of the movie. I just liked it. However, I am not sure I fully grasped all of the nuances of the movie, even watching it when I was older.  Only […]

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The Magical Sleepsuit

Let’s take a few minutes to talk about Baby Merlin’s Magical Sleepsuit.  Damn, this thing is magical indeed!  Weston is about 17 weeks old and he had his best night of sleep in his tiny little life the first night we put him in the Magical suit.  He had entered into a sleep regression for […]

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Too Many People, Too Little Love

I’ve been contemplating this for a while now, and Kait and I have had many conversations about this. But it is something that I think about often, and I want to share it with you. So, here it is.  This is what I’ve been contemplating — I am going to write it how it plays […]

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Maternity Leave: A Father/Husband’s Perspective

My wife, Kait, is scheduled to return to work on November 4.  This will be about three and a half months after the birth of our son, Weston.  In the US this is considered a good maternity leave, however, it is not good enough…at all. Kait’s company offers twelve weeks of full pay maternity leave.  […]

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What It Is To Be A Father

Do you know that postpartum depression can affect fathers, not just mothers?  It’s true, and luckily it’s becoming more widely known and accepted.  Personally, I don’t care about labeling what someone is feeling or experiencing.  The important part here is that people understand they are not alone and what they are going through is real […]

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Travel | Charleston, SC | Part 1 of 3: Baby’s First Flight

Traveling with an 11 Week Old Baby | FIRST FLIGHT We decided to head to Charleston, SC for a few days with my parents. We were actually supposed to go to Charleston in April 2018 for the High Water Festival but we had to cancel because of a work project that had come up for […]

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Dad Struggles | 1

The past few weeks have been hectic to say the least.  Kait and I decided to put our house on the market, and in doing so our lives have become incredibly busy.  Though it is by far one of the most exciting times in our lives, it is also one of the most stressful.   […]

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Movement is Important, but it is NOT Everything

Movement is the way of the body.  Movement is how the body expresses itself and interacts with the world.  It is one of the ways in which the mind interacts with the world.  When a human or animal can perform highly skilled movements, it is a sign of health and even prosperity.  Simply look to […]

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Traveling with a Newborn: Cape Cod, MA

This was by far our longest car ride with Weston.  Philadelphia to Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Massachusetts is six and a half hours without stopping or traffic.  So at its best, it is double what we did last weekend, when traveling to Woodstock. We left Saturday morning. I had a client in the morning, so we […]

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We are Constantly Changing, It’s up to Us as to How

To follow-up on my post last week, Why I Took Out My Earbuds…. I mentioned my Apple products, Audible, and podcasts almost as if the problem is that they exist. That is not the case at all. The problem is always the user, me and you. We choose to use these devices, it’s not necessary. […]

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Traveling with a Newborn: Woodstock, NY

This was our longest drive yet with Weston.  He was eight weeks old and every day has been different.  The past couple of weeks have been a little rough at times, as far as Weston’s sleeping and our sleep.  He had his best night of sleep yet, six hours straight and then three and a […]

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Why I Took Out My Earbuds

For last month, I have stopped wearing my AirPods while walking to and from working with clients.  Actually, the last time I remember wearing them was my trip to Tucson, which was one month ago. Typically, over the past 5 years that I have lived and worked in Philadelphia, I would go back and forth between […]

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Traveling with a Newborn: Ocean City, NJ (Our First Trip)

As you may know, we took our first vacation with our newborn son, Weston.  He hit six weeks old half way through our trip to Ocean City.  Living and working in Philadelphia, we don’t use our car much.  On average, we probably drive it once every 2-3 weeks. Needless to say, Weston has not been […]

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