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On burning 30 years worth of journals at the end of summer

Summer is drawing to a close and, looking back, this was a great big one personally. I shifted from hiking during the June, July & August for the most part in favor of going car camping and meeting up with

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Annual heart checkup plus some personal notes

This post is about how I’ve managed my CAD, the information I have taken in from my Dr’s, trial and error, plus a status of where I’m at four and a half years later. So, I had my annual cardiologist

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Where is wild?

Finished my Thoreau research last night. Well, really, it was comprised of reading some of his works again along with a critical biography of the man, his times and the people who knew him. I really enjoyed how the biographer

3 things I’ve learned this summer & 1 more

I woke up this morning, made coffee, fed the beasts and read an article about a guy from Knoxville who died of a heart attack while hiking in the smokies. That’s a thought that is always with me now just

Outdoors all around

I had a chance to go camping last weekend in Indiana with a group of guys I know, some whom I met for the first time. Funny though, I’m on a work trip now and I just got back from

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Heart on my sleeve

Well, that might have been Andy’s take. I don’t know. It was one of my buddies thoughts immediately when I showed him. But when Andy, the artist, told me about the idea I was like damn dude, yes! We are

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Recalibration on a Monday

I packed my Smoky Mountains hiking guide in my backpack today just before biking to work today. I’m getting really excited about visiting this place on one of two planned trips for the year. The first time on a three

Summer visit with my folks

I was visiting my folks this weekend. This is where glimpses of my history sort of come together from their perspective, and we talk for a couple of hours catching one another up on what has passed recently. Or, sadly,

Back on the bike

It’s been about 10 years since my Clintonville 13 mile bike commuting days to and from work. I had a Specialized Rockhopper back then. Great bike with shocks and amazing gear shifters for an entry level starter. Of course I

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Couple weekend

Made myself some sauteed kale for dinner with a rotisserie chicken that Eddie bought and then made some mashed potatoes. Total comfort food to go with the movies we were on a roll with. Way too many to name but

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