Why I hate to waste a day…

It is a moment of light surrounded on all sides by darkness and oblivion.  In the entire history of the universe, let alone in your own history, there has never been another just like it and there never will be another just like it again.  It is the point to which all your yesterdays have been leading since the hour of your birth.  It is the point from which all your tomorrows will proceed until the hour of your death.  If you were aware how…

Back to Back weekends…

So there is this meet up group brought to us by some good folks at my local Great Outdoor Provision Company. The last couple weekends they have coordinated hikes at local state parks. What a nice way to get outdoors. It is a good way to test out some things (like new shoes and what to pack and do I really need a new day pack and that sort of thing) without really running into trouble. The advice of experienced hikers is good to have…

Later is better than never, right?

OK, so I am a but late, but I am finally reading Bryson’s “A Walk in the Woods”. I found a copy at a library book sale for $1.00. Felt rather like the literary universe was pointing out an omission in my reading history. And so, three quarters of the way through, I am reminded how much I love Bryson’s works and how sad they make me at the same time. Yes, sad. I am not sure how you can read his books (and I…