Monthly Archives: November 2015

Uncle Tom’s final solution: quick, tasty, lunch soup !

My son Arlo, knows.  He lives in San Francisco with his partner, Alanna Hale, who herself is becoming increasingly well know for her dynamic and spare  photos of  food, drink, and the good life. If there is a place in … Continue reading

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Day 1: Snow Walkers’ Rendezvous 2015

I’m back in Fairlee, Vermont to attend my favorite annual gathering of the year, The Snow Walker’s Rendezvous. The event consistently attracts 100 fans of winter foot travel, be it walking, hiking, snowshoeshoeing, or skiing. It runs from Friday night … Continue reading

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My faux pho recipe: A most excellent daily lunch !

I occasionally post Instagram photos of my “pho” bowls of soup since I started the practice almost a year ago.   My Vietnamese friend, Tom ,  just dressed me down for calling my soup pho. True pho relies on beef … Continue reading

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“How bad do you really want to walk?”

“How bad do you really want to walk?”   -I felt like asking, in response to a question posed to V8 and Auntie Mame,  The Trekking Twins, at their well-attended Lincolnville ( ME) Public Library presentation “Twins Talk Trail”  two nights … Continue reading

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Make your own “energy bars”

The science of eating and drinking while engaged in long duration events (extended backpacking) or shorter events where maximum effort is tapped (mountain biking) escapes most of us. This could be a problem. I have personally experienced poor nutrition management, … Continue reading

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Midcoast Maine Day Hike: The Great Disappointment (1844 revisited)

Just before day break on Oct. 22, I drove up the Maiden Cliff Road to join Rosey Gerry and three other men at 6:30 AM to follow the footsteps and wagon wheel ruts of a group of heavenly-focused Lincolnville residents … Continue reading

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