Monthly Archives: March 2009


Check out this puppy: First, I thought I had the flu, but after suffering through 5 days of diarrhea,  ended up seeing my physician, who is in the process of finalizing the diagnosis of giardia. My symptoms started exactly 10 … Continue reading

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The Great Slush Walk of 2009

Wednesday We can’t see outside our picture window here at the Indian Hill Motel, which is conveniently situated just across the street from the Indian Hill Trading Post.  There is a defunct, boarded-up, failed McDonald’s just down the hill from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Trail Life: Ray Jardine’s Lightweight Backpacking

Trail Life: Ray Jardine’s Lightweight Backpacking by Ray Jardine My review rating: 5 of 5 stars “It’s classic Jardine”. This 2009 publication is the updated version of Ray’s classic 1990 “Beyond Backpacking”. It details his present system of long distance … Continue reading

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Shoveling a Maine Roof

This winter, we’ve had many feet of snow fall, and for the first time in 30 years, I have had leakage from the eaves of my house here in Lincolnville, Maine.  In this segment, I illustrate yet another of the … Continue reading

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