Robert L. Peters

29 August 2013

Go, do, grow…

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27 August 2013

When the rich wage war, it's the poor that die.

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)


26 August 2013

A kiss can never be absolutely defined…

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From The Art of Kissing: A 1936 Guide for Lovers

“A kiss can never be absolutely defined. Because each kiss is different from the one before and the one after. Just as no two people are alike, so are no two kisses alike. For it is people who make kisses. Real, live people pulsating with life and love and extreme happiness…”

(source— with a great book review, more hilarious quotes, and great links)


25 August 2013

Fly fishing holiday… in Banff National Park

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Lake Louise, Alberta

Earlier this month Ev and I once again crossed the prairies with Bettie Blue (my 1988 VW Westfalia camper van) for a holiday in the Rockies. For a number of reasons, not least of which being that I took up fly fishing earlier in the summer, I decided not to climb and scramble as usual, but rather stick to the valleys, streams, rivers, and lakes of Banff National Park.

Above are a few images from our sortie “out west.” Ev informs me that crispy-skinned pan-fried trout are her new favorite fish… which is a nice reward for doing something I’ll admit is almost as much fun as climbing. (-:

While we were in Banff we heard the tragic news that my long-time friend and frequent climbing companion, Peter Aitchison, had been killed in a fall while attempting an ascent of the south summit of Mount Victoria. This came as a real blow, from which I’m still recovering (ergo the absence of blog posts over the past few weeks).

We ended our trip a few days early with a visit to Lake Louise, where we could sit and take in the spectacular view that would have been Peter’s last… climb on, Peter, climb on.

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16 August 2013

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

—Kahlil Gibran


15 August 2013

It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.

John Steinbeck (1902-1968) The Winter of Our Discontent


9 August 2013

Climb on, Peter A… climb on.


7 August 2013

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out alive.

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)


5 August 2013

I wasn't kissing her. I was whispering in her mouth.

Chico Marx (1887-1961) (-:


1 August 2013

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

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(proverb attributed to Pubilius Syrus)


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