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Camping Rucks (Rocks and Sucks)

I love camping.  Lots of people love camping.  There are so many ways to camp and a whole range of possibilities, from bare-bones backpacking with just the smallest, compact but pricey necessities all the way to the largest, most expensive campers and trailers.   1,438 more words


From "Grandfather's Old Ram"

You see, Sile Hawkins was–no, it warn’t Sile Hawkins, after all–it was a galoot by the name of Filkins–I disremember his first name; but he was a stump–come into pra’r meeting drunk, one night, hooraying for Nixon, becuz he thought it was a primary; and old deacon Ferguson up and scooted him through the window and he lit on old Miss Jefferson’s head, poor old filly. 583 more words


I am weak. Given over to impulse too often. Something gets in my head to do, and it is almost like a physical craving. I have, as Oscar Wilde said about temptation, just to give in. 212 more words

When I started at Price Waterhouse, business travel—most of which involved a trip to an airport—was just a fact of life.  American Airlines had the first frequent flyer program and it started the same month I graduated college. 1,596 more words

Social Commentary


A day without power
Is alright as one
And the flakes they do cower
Away from the sun.

When they come ever forth
In swirls and in piles… 319 more words


There and Back Again... A Cyclist's Tale Pt.1

A couple weeks before Chinese New Year, my friend Ruth and I were talking and both had our reasons for not being able to leave China (passport stuff)… so we talked about maybe doing a bit of a bike tour during the holiday. 804 more words

Minimalism & Traveling

I lived and traveled across Europe for 6.5 months in 2016, here is everything I brought with me.