Monthly Archives: January 2008

Looking to hit just one clean note.

At least I am camping for a few days. I’m here in Florida at Disneyworld sleeping in a tent at the edge of a creek. I scored a round trip flight from Portland, ME . Cheap for $164.26.  I am … Continue reading

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Rodney Yee is Kicking my Butt

A couple of weeks ago, I met up with my friend Frank, who he asked me if I wanted to join him on a hike up to the top of Mt. Battie in Camden Hills State Park . It’s a … Continue reading

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Show and Tell: Tattoo Version

Thought I’d do a visual shout out of the new MEGATEX tattoo. The redness has mostly gone out of it and there are a couple of pink lines that will fade, but the final concept was the summit cairn atop … Continue reading

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Needles for Hoping, Needles for Healing

     Lots  of needles pierced my skin today, which began with my first  acupuncture session ever, and ended up with a custom Appalachian Trail tattoo, ever. Since I have completed my 6 month AT thru hike, I have continued to … Continue reading

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“To Walk a Landscape Is to Know It”

Sometimes I’ll be posting the work of other writers on this blog. This piece is so beautifully written and so satisfying to read that I had to share it. By HENRY SHUKMAN Published: January 6, 2008, New York Times , … Continue reading

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A One Eyed Man Is Able To See

In the course of my lifetime I was fortunate to have closely known two men who were both devotees of the I Ching; Paul Yakovenko and Fritz Weidner. For the life of me, I was unable to accept that any … Continue reading

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It’s Five Below Zero and Time for a Tattoo

“Hi Tom, Aren’t you glad you’re not out on that Appalachian Trail today?” said the waitperson who took my order at The Brown Bag, my current favorite lunch spot in Rockland, ME. Ever since the picture of me stretched out … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day 2008

My romance with the outdoors continues. Last night, as part of our own private New Year’s Eve celebration, Marcia and I lay out on the couch and watched the AT classic video “Walking With Freedom” documentary that tracks the Lion … Continue reading

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