New Web Pages

Hey, I finally got some other pages up to go along with this nucleus blog software. Unfortunately, the next big step is to hack into the navigation links on this page, so that you can actually get there from here. That may take a some extended effort and learning on my part. Meanwhile, you can … Read more

My Birthday

I can't believe how fast the month of June seems to have flown by. Except for the calls and e-cards that I received, I probably would have forgotten all about it. So, there weren't any big parties or anything like that, but I get up every day and basically get to do exactly what I … Read more

Friendly neighborhood bear

View larger image This morning, Tom and I were treated to the sight of this beautiful bear in our backyard. I've seen this bear before in our neighborhood – it crossed the street as I was driving down into the Valley to go climbing – it looks really sleek and healthy. I was gratified this … Read more

Absolutely Free

There are some people in the world who can pursue something with an intense focus and determination that is amazing to watch. One guy that I met last month confessed that climbing was his whole life. He does other things only so far as they permit him to go on climbing, and thinking about climbing. I'm not like that. Maybe my brain just gets restless, or I haven't found that one passionate thing that I can devote myself to utterly. At any rate, when Tom left for Michigan, I thought that it would be nice to take a break from climbing for a while and do some reading, some drawing and other non-climbing activities that having been itching in the back of my mind for some time. Oddly, that is not at all how it worked out.

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