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Everything I Needed to Know About Life, I Learned in Troop Camp Training

This past weekend, I went on a camping excursion.

I live in New England. There is snow on the ground. Lots of snow. And ice. The air temperature is frigid. 692 more words


Sahel of a good song.

Coulibaly is a common West African name.[1] A couple of ambitious hustlers named Coulibaly set up a Bambara “kingdom” in the 17th and 18th Centuries on the Niger River. 685 more words

"Roughing It"

Sometime between Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning, we sprung a leak in the basement.  At first, it appeared to be coming from the washing machine, but by yesterday morning, it was clear it was coming from the hot water heater.   357 more words

My Life

Kilimanjaro almost Killed Me

My goal was to survive my encounter with Kilimanjaro, not conquer it. I was in Moshi, Tanzania where I met my guide. I was ready. I was nervous. 964 more words


Family Fun

Broken Top Mountain, near the Three Sisters Mountains where we camped

Mom probably had a right to be a little upset. She not only had her own 3 children but the neighbor’s 5 to look after up in a remote area of the Cascade mountain range in Oregon. 464 more words


I can haul water and hew wood

I dream of escaping to a rural life.

I’ve been entrenched in the rat race of city living for too long. My work kept me here but I didn’t make enough to get out of debt or get out of town. 535 more words

Reflections On Working And Parenting

Vintage Men's Humor: Rough It

” I’m broke tonight — Let’s stay in and rough it !!! “