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Try your Damnedest

No one really “wins” the game of life. We all start out with grand notions. A few of us realize these notions; Most of us ...
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Up is Mandatory! A Father/Daughter Hike in the Grand Canyon

Five or six million years ago, the Colorado River started digging a gorge in a 270-mile stretch of what would eventually be known as northern ...
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Men Backpacking in Kilts

It took fifty-one years, but I finally got a tattoo. My inner left bicep now reads, “Sed omnia praeclara tam difficilia, quam rara sunt.” It’s ...
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Just Shut Up and Camp: Our Hike up Mount Wilson

Marilyne and I have been hiking our way through the Pandemic with a small group of friends. Every other Sunday, we pick a new destination, ...
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True North: Running Route Planning for Neurotics

My German friend Patrick wants to do the Los Angeles Marathon this year on the 21st of March. Unfortunately, the race has been rescheduled to a ...
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The Stupid Call to Adventure

Last Monday, I awoke to rain outside my window and a voice inside my head. Both beckoned me to do something stupid that day. They ...
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Is It Safe? Five Steps for Running a Marathon, Man

  I ran my first marathon last Friday. Yay! Luckily, I didn’t follow in the footsteps of the first guy to try it, a Greek ...
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Personal Stuff

Love Between Cups of Coffee

Much like relationships and COVID-19, cleaning a fancy road bike is complicated. Sure, your childhood BMX probably just needed the occasional hosing (although leaving it ...
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She’s Going Down!

COVID-19 played only a minor role in my new running habit. The real catalyst was my dysfunctional competition complex. When I train with others, my ...
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