Extended Season Camping

Hello Campers,

Winter camping isn’t for everyone, but if you’re a camping enthusiast with the proper equipment you may want to give it a try.  My first winter camping experience was just over thirty years ago.  The ground was hard, and the trails were icy, but my friends and I still managed to have an amazing time.  We didn’t have access to the state-of-the-art equipment available today.  In fact, we camped in tents without floors and our beds consisted of fallen leaves and a heavy tarp for ground cover.  A good sleeping bag, wool socks and layers of insulated clothing were necessities of survival.  Most importantly, we all made sure we kept the campfire burning.

I still have vivid memories of one of the new guys as he carried two cast iron Dutch ovens up the icy trails behind us.  The occasional bang and rolling clatter were enough to assure us he was still there.  Our backpacks were filled with all we would need to enjoy a cold winter weekend away with friends.  We’d clear our site, set the tents and hunker down for the weekend to enjoy the peacefulness of nature and the comradery of our camping family of friends.

Today modern recreational vehicles have expanded our camping seasons and allowed for a comfortable retreat from cold winter winds.  Polar packages with ducted heated underbellies, heavy insulation and even fireplaces have become common place.  If you love camping and have the equipment it’s time to find a few year-round campgrounds to enjoy.  Some members of my Camp New England Facebook group have recommended Aces High RV Park (CT), Peppermint Park Camping Resort (MA), Green Mountain Family Campground (VT) and Ammonoosuc Campground (NH).  Let me know about your favorite year-round spots as well as your own camping experiences.  I’d love to hear from you.

Remember, we are only limited by what we think is impossible.

Happy Camping!

Ron Ash



Hello Campers,

Today I was thinking of the day trips we’d take with our fellow campers. Those special journeys to area shorelines like Point Judith, Charlestown and Galilee. We’d pack up some gear, fill our coolers, strap the canoes to the station wagons and head out to explore. I guess this stroll down memory lane came about when I remembered an old cassette tape one of my summertime neighbors gave me decades ago. I thought I’d put together a little slideshow with those campfire songs playing in the background. With that thought, so many wonderful memories came to mind. Sunny days at Point Judith snorkeling with friends, fishing off the rocks for Flounder or building sandcastles on the beach. I even recalled the day I found my first Pole Spear in a couple feet of water just off the sandy shore. Quahogging in the shallow waters of Bluff Hill Cove in Galilee without a clam rake came to mind. We used our feet back then and had the cuts to prove it. We’d do the same at the Charlstown Breachway with canoes by our side. I still remember the day I saw my first Horseshoe crab. Mom let me know to always keep a safe distance of course. Most of us would fall asleep during the ride home, but once we got back we’d all run off the dock and jump right into Johnson’s Pond. Our folks would prepare the catches of the day while we enjoyed ourselves in the water. When the cowbell rang we knew it was time for a smorgasbord of seafood to be enjoyed with our campground family of friends. Someday I’ll put that slideshow together, but for now, I’ll just relish in my reflections of yesterday.

The memories we make today are the treasures we’ll hold dear tomorrow.

Happy camping!


The Man in the Mirror

I just brought this up last week. My sister was in town and we dropped by our old summer home in South Kingston. The new owner invited us in with a neighbor who began to reminisce about days gone by. That’s when I mentioned that “I still feel the same age. There’s just a different image staring back at me when I look in the mirror.” Everyone agreed. So, to all my “pre-social-media” friends; we’re all the same kids we were way back when. We are just packaged a little differently and have become a lot wiser.

Our Politicians are Ignoring the Obvious

Gina Raimondo’s State of the State Address was interesting. Positive thinking can’t hurt as long as it doesn’t stop us from getting to work on the problems plaguing our state. Things are bad here. The unemployment figures do not reflect the actual unemployed and under employed. Job numbers are not a fair gauge of available well paying jobs. Businesses are not flourishing as the heavy vacancies in commercial real estate verify. All these obvious facts force me to ask, “What Bizaaro world are our politicians living in?”

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An expedient trial by a jury of our peers comes to mind as I recall my wife’s experience while trying to argue one of these tickets last week. Although, it was supposed to be a simple opportunity to be heard; the excessive amount of RI residents with the same goal made it impossible. She just paid $95 and returned to work. I think there were 12,000 tickets given and 3,000 came in for their day in court. Another perfect example of our leadership not thinking things through. I wonder how long they knew there were that many expected in court and why they still did nothing to investigate or prepare.

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Trump is not the only one who does not get it.

So many have no idea that NFL players are using their position to bring light to the centuries of injustice that has crippled generations of Black Americans in this country, Poor living conditions, poisoned environments and rampant poverty has destroyed their families and made even a free education unattainable for most, People of color from other countries or cultures have no idea what Black American people have gone through and continually suffer from. It is not a level playing field, Plus, most recently the American flag has gone the way of the confederate flag. Every time I see it waving out the back of a pickup or hanging from a car mirror I think racists. Who in their right mind would pledge allegiance to that? That is not my America! The lines have become blurred and we have become a nation in conflict with ourselves. Wake up America! It’s time to stop talking about what it means to be great Americans and to start being great Americans.

Raindrops of Love For a Thirsty World

In Our World of Anxiety and Fear Come the Raindrops of Human Transformation.  Join Eileen Workman and Ron Ash on Being Thursday September 21st at 6pm PT/9pm ET as they discuss “Raindrops of Love For a Thirsty World”.  A timely spiritual guide to surviving and thriving in today’s pervasive, gloomy atmosphere of alienation and fear, the new book, Raindrops of Love For a Thirsty World, lays out a path to life-long self-actualization, and reconnection through a shared consciousness. The author, Eileen Workman, has miraculously summoned the profound wisdom of The Life Force in a series of loving messages. These communications come at an opportune time, as we drift in a sea of anxiety and worry, deeply shaken by recent political, economic and social crises, and starved for connection due to divisiveness.

A decade ago Workman experienced a startling spiritual awakening. Abandoning her high-powered, highly-paid role in the financial world, she opened up to the profound eloquent, soul-stirring passages from what she calls LIFE –– “The Life Force” –– a field of energy and love that transformed her life and her relationship to humanity.

In four parts, Raindrops of Love For a Thirsty World encourages readers to undertake self-examination in a way that encourages them to fall back in love with themselves and learn to practice healthy self-discipline, self-awareness and self-love.

Part I – Soft Love: The Wonder of Self-Realization
Part II – Tough Love: The Challenge of Self-Discipline
Part III – Self-Love: The Responsibility of Self-Actualization
Part IV – Life Love: The Freedom of Self-Governance
As receivers of these compelling, wise messages from LIFE, readers are exhorted to manifest their greatest gifts in the world, which is exactly what the author decided to do when she changed the direction of her own life. This personal transformation and connection to the limitless love of LIFE is the key to a rewarding, meaningful life.

“Encourage others to realize that your amazing ingenuity and imagination, when filtered through the perspective of life awareness, holds the power to generate awesome new creative potential . . . This is why I encourage you to trust the living process . . . For you live within a self-organizing, self-scaffolding field of living love that manifests as light.”

Speaking directly into the heart and soul of each reader, Raindrops of Love For a Thirsty World enables them to wed their minds and hearts in a holy communion. That marriage enables us to move beyond the influence of collapsing social systems and political and economic hostilities. Through the clarity of our newly realized life purpose and enlightenment as received from the Raindrops of Love, we can transform ourselves and the world.

“I know how confused you have felt . . . and how you’ve struggled to find your proper place in the world. I’ve watched you grow lost in the dramas of human society. In this precious now moment, you can reclaim your native tongue and commune with me in our mutual language, for the language of Life has been ever your birthright, Beloved.”

About the Author
Eileen Workman spent sixteen years in the financial industry as First Vice President of Investments at a major Wall Street firm. After a profound spiritual awakening, she departed the high-powered world of money and wrote Sacred Economics: The Currency of Life, which questions assumptions about the nature of capitalism. The book is about directing our attention toward the purposeful design of a more compassionate, cooperative, and abundantly flowing economic system from a spiritually-driven perspective.

“ . . . one of those rare individuals who not only talks the talk of the financial world because she worked in it, she also walks the walk of one who has made meaningful changes in her own life to reflect the ideals she believes in.”

In her new title, Raindrops of Love For a Thirsty World, Workman calls down the wisdom and the words of the Life Force, inviting us to embrace our fullest capacity as a species.

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