Monthly Archives: April 2008

Back at the Church of two Wheels

It has started again.  Another clump of big outdoor pursuits is resurrected.  The two wheeled kind.  In the last 24 hours, I have taken two tough bicycle rides, and then fired up one of my motorcycles and  taken a short … Continue reading

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April 25 and I’m Springing Ahead

Today I received a postcard from my sister in law , V8. On the front was a ” ‘Life Is Good’ at Uncle Johhny’s” photo. Johnny’s is a constellation of little cabins, camping sites, dorm style beds, and outfitter’s store … Continue reading

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Austin makes it

easy to enjoy life.  I was down there for a week, returning this past Sunday. A string of 70 degree  blue sky days, and crisp clear nights held us closely. Music, Mexican and barbeque foods, and  mountain biking out of … Continue reading

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Newspapers can offer lessons in frugality

Newspapers can offer lessons in frugality, but you have to be sharp enough to sift through the pancaked fluff to get there. How about “How To Survive in New York on 99 Cents””? The author made dinners for a week … Continue reading

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Spending Money = Patriotism ????

The 4/8/08 Bangor Daily News editorial, “Early retirement is unpatriotic”, is a sorry excuse for a tenable position. The first time I started to slog through it, I verified the date, and part of me still believes that it had … Continue reading

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A Cold Rainy Day

It’s funny how love becomes A cold rainy day Its funny, That rainy day Is here -Frank Sinatra Sitting this morning On the Trailways bus, winding our way Down to Boston’s Logan Airport In the early morning rain. I lay … Continue reading

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It’s Finally Here!

Spring. Today. The first morning I was able to walk out to get my Bangor Daily News paper by the road on ground that was not frozen solid. Unbelievable! It is 7 pm now and I am still able to … Continue reading

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Mt. Katahdin is Calling Me

To do some work. I sent off my Volunteer renewal form for the 2008 season. There are some very interesting, but very demanding projects that are upcoming and I want to help out on at least one of them. Check … Continue reading

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Still Hanging In There

      Had a great visit this morning.  I made breakfast for Loon, a thru hiker from the 1998 season.  He lives over in Searsmont, next town over from me.  I used to work with him when he was … Continue reading

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