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Trail tribe is an awesome tribe

One of the things that I love so much about the trail running community is the sense of kinship with others who love being on the trail. I’m extremely lucky to have a great running community that helps keep me grounded and engaged. This past Saturday about 20 of us met up at Elm Creek […]

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Returning to the scene

A week ago my wife and I got a message from our friend Mike. He had plans to take his wife downtown on Friday night and catch a show at the Dakota Jazz Club, and since the table he found, available, seated 4 people, he decided to surprise her by inviting us to show up. […]

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Some Trooper Photos

Last night I had the honor of photographing my good friend Michael in his newly minted Stormtrooper outfit. He’s had a long standing ambition to join the 501st Legion, which is a group of cosplayers that wear Stormtrooper armor and show up for events or other activities like cheering up kids at hospitals. I’ve been […]

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Changing taste buds

I started drinking coffee regularly in my late 20’s to early 30’s. When I first started drinking coffee I tended towards darker brews with rich flavor. However, for decades, I would add a little bit of cream and sugar to my drink. Often my flavor of choice was a nice French Vanilla creamer. I’m a […]

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Hummingbirds!

Down in Vegas there are lots of hummingbirds. Where we were staying had a hummingbird feeder right outside the patio. This afforded me the ability to get some great shots of one of the visitors. He battled another bird for control of the feeder, because apparently they don’t like to share. I’m posting the entire […]

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Plants of the desert

Over the past few days I’ve had the opportunity to shoot some pics of the various plant life in the desert outside Vegas. It’s still winter down here, so many of the plants are still in their hibernating mode. When we’ve been here later in the year, such as March, things are really blooming. In […]

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Bighorn Sheep in Boulder

The other day we were in Boulder City, NV, which is the town that was created to support to the building of the Hoover Dam. It’s a place where I ran a race a few years ago, and ended up suffering heat stroke. In that first trip, years ago, I passed out in the bathroom […]

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Finding my limit on Black Mountain

In May my wife was in Vegas and spent a morning hiking up the trail to the peak of Black Mountain. She had an amazing time, and the view from 5000 feet was tremendous. Now that we’re in Vegas together, she wanted to have me share the experience with her. We decided to make this […]

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Haze over Vegas

I’ve got some stories to share from our trip out west, and in particular a story about trying to climb Black Mountain. I’ll save that one for tomorrow, but for now I wanted to share a shot of the wild haze over the mountains near Vegas. The eerie glow makes it feel like an alien […]

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Anxiety can suck it

Later today I will be boarding a plane and heading west to visit family on our annual winter trip to the desert (don’t worry the house is being house-sat and not vacant). It’s almost always a nice relaxing time, with explorations of an ecosystem that is totally foreign to me. However, because I’m flying it […]

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Testing the sled harness

On Sunday the temps rose in to the mid teens, and I was feeling antsy, so it was a perfect time to pull out my new sled harness and give it a go at Elm Creek. As luck would have it there was a beautiful light snowfall all afternoon, and so I added the weight […]

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Online debates

I’ve been involved in online discussion forums since 1989. This was back when the way that you had a conversation was through BBS systems. These systems required you to call them up via modem, and then you could post comments, log off, and then call back in a few hours to see if anyone else […]

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