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The Appalachian Thru-Hiker

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March 23, 2019

Posts by: Kevin McCourt

The evolution of a book

1. Where We Are It didn’t take research for me to understand that most people were unhappy with many aspects of modern life. Even those that absolutely love their careers tend to feel frustration over something — bureaucracy, paperwork, or long, pointless meetings. Things are much bleaker for those who work in jobs they don’t

High bridge in woods

The Two Americas I Discovered on the Appalachian Trail

For as long as I can remember, there has been increasing political and academic rhetoric about income inequality. There is no point in arguing the existence of such a gap — it’s there — but to focus solely on income is to misunderstand the great divide that exists in today’s America. While thru-hiking 2,200 miles

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