The Wayback Machine is another project I've started and abandoned. I make no guarantees this time, but here's a look back at New Year's Eve through the eyes of the blog: Year in Review - 2018 was not especially memorable. What a novelty.The Fog of Life - 2011 - I was still EMS bloggingRust &… Continue reading Wayback Machine – NYE edition
write something every day
" I finish many fewer projects than I start." This disclaimer has been on my About page for years, and it has never held more truth. I neglect this blog for much too long, then I feel the need to do a big update post. Things are given short shrift, or they are fogotten completely. A… Continue reading write something every day
Alton, Beverly & Western
It's been a crazy summer despite our best efforts to keep the schedule in check. Beth's school ran almost two weeks late because of weather, and her new one starts a week earlier that the old one. This means the summer was three weeks shorter than usual. The regular horse show schedule hasn't let up.… Continue reading Alton, Beverly & Western
Four random men
“We deal with sick people all day long with detached efficiency, but when it’s one of us, the reality of our vulnerability hits home. This job has a way of making us feel invincible, untouched by the sickness and suffering that surround us daily. It seems inconceivable that one of our own may have succumbed.… Continue reading Four random men
Yesterday we attended King Richard’s Faire. Beth had never been before, and I hadn’t attended in close to twenty years. A good time was had by all. Beth and Ericka bought new fancy dresses, and I went shopping at one of the leather vendors. I love the smell of new leather. With a few quick… Continue reading New leather
Truly random musings
I've been neglecting the blog again. As I read over this summer's posts, I find a number of things at which I have hinted and never followed through. Here then, in no particular order, are a few updates. First and most importantly: Sebastian. Sebby is still with us and going strong. The vet was amazed… Continue reading Truly random musings
Carter Notch Hut
Spring training continued on May 31 with a hike to AMC's Carter Notch Hut. The weather was perfect (finally), and I observed a pine marten hunting along the trail while hiking in. Wildcat 'A' is a short side trail from Carter Notch which allowed me to add a 4000-footer to my spring training regime. The… Continue reading Carter Notch Hut
Bring on the mountain (a walk in the woods part 3)
May 24 allowed me to finally set foot on Mt. Washington. The day remained overcast with a threat of thunder showers, but conditions were OK for a hke. My initial objective was Hermit Lake at the foot of Tuckerman's Ravine. It's a comon spring hike for me. I saw only one other hiker on my… Continue reading Bring on the mountain (a walk in the woods part 3)
A Walk in the Woods, redux. . .
The training continues. The day after my fire tower adventure, I headed north. The weather in the valley remained nice if a bit dry. The forecast in Franconia Notch was for snow showers as I left for Lonesome Lake Hut. We had a little more than snow showers. I was hiking alone and not equipped… Continue reading A Walk in the Woods, redux. . .
A walk in the woods. . .
Spring is here. With my impending hike of Mount Washington, I have felt the urge to get out on the trails and warm up a bit. Yesterday I had an hour to spare, so I took a brief trek to the fire tower at Pawtuckaway State Park. Best laid plans. . . I took a… Continue reading A walk in the woods. . .