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The Sky’s the Limit 2015 Hiking Challenge

This is DEEP, man Connecticut State Parks “The Sky’s the Limit” 2015 Hiking Challenge Jump down to the climbs [This page is part of my ongoing series, “Hikes with my Boys.” The full list of those hikes can be found here.] If I was an egomaniac, I'd write three paragraphs on how I influenced the state to … [Read More...]


187. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Ain’t Nobody Like the Peabody I Got New Haven (Google Maps location) September 11, 2010 Here I am again. Staring at a blank screen and 150 photos of a huge and wonderful museum wondering how in the heck I should approach this monster. Writing about the giants is by far the hardest thing I do for this … [Read More...]

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You Won’t Believe How Crappy This One Website Is!

Do you know what an aggregator/content farm is? They are hugely successful and tons of people still give traffic to this garbage! One in particular is "Only in Your State!" Almost every state has a dedicated site, and each one is as horrible as the next! How they work is really interesting! Let's focus on just … [Read More...]


60. The Moviegoer

”I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” “U2?” Modern Library # 60 1961, Walker Percy This is another one of those books that is more than it appears to be at first blush. Of course, as per usual, I’m not smart or literary enough to have picked up on all the existential stuff and nods to Kierkegaard and … [Read More...]


I Hike

I Like I Hike By Lawton Grinter Despite the paucity of hiking books currently discussed on this little website of mine, I’ve read a LOT of hiking books. I daresay I’ve read almost every thru-hiking book in existence. When you’re in your 40’s and have little kids and the thru-hiking dream is deferred for at least … [Read More...]