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This, That, and the Other Thing

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I figured I needed to write this catch-all post to get caught up on a few things that have been going on lately. I was tempted to put each item in its own post, just for the purpose of making more posts, but I don’t want to start down that dark path. There are some […]

12 of 12, September, 2010

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This marks my first year of doing the 12 of 12 thing, which I started in September of last year, although to be fair I did miss a couple of months along the way. The prior day had been a busy one, after a busy week and a busy weekend before that. As such, the […]


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I spent most of last week in Texas. Austin, to be exact. I was pretty excited to be able to see Austin in person, because I’d heard some good things about it. A college town, Austin has a reputation of being more colorful and edgy than the rest of the state, an island of blue […]

Patching a Leak in my Sleeping Pad

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My usual sleeping pad for backpacking is an REI Lite Core 1.5. I’m actually on my second one. My first was the original style and it leaked from day one, so I eventually exchanged it (and more money) for the current version. This one was fine for two trips, but had deflated overnight on the […]