Missing Friends

I am blessed with lots of friends. Some that brave poverty and destitution to make something worthwhile. While some of us cowards go to cushy jobs with i-tunes networks and ice cream. I admire them beyond words. Aeron is one who managed to get a professorship in Oslo, Norway. He got the job through his …

Aubrey/Maturin

Trip dynamics are a difficult relationship to manage. When selecting a paddling partner you’re sort of looking for that sibling/spouse/wing man vibe from the person you may have to share a tent with. I’ve been relatively lucky on my trips to have really good vibes from my tent mates. We comprise separate elements of the …

Penguins on lava

I am playing hockey with work folks this week. I went on skates for the first time this week since age 10. I didn’t do too badly. I think it’s good to do something new. I saw Tom Deater skate around the rink like a pro, and I hope that’s how I look in a …