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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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Fox Farm Brewery Beers

Fox Farm Brewing Beers Salem Beer List: Consonance & Dissonance: Muscat, A Consonance & Dissonance: St. Croix, A+ Freckled Fields Tart Farmhouse, A ........................................................... By writing this page in May 2016, I’m breaking a rule that I set for myself just a month or … [Read More...]

BR: Smoke, Fire, and Angels

Avon Mountain is No Joke Smoke, Fire and Angels by Mark Robinson (2009) Purchased from auther After three years of writing this blog, it's time for a blatant advertisement. [2016 Update: I now have unobtrusive ads.] Please, visit this website and buy the book. And here's the thing: The author, Mark … [Read More...]


BR: The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Burn the Witch The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (1958) West Hartford Library Sure this is a book for early teens, but the Washington Post screams, "Irresistible!" I was somehow able to resist it for 36 and a half years of my life, but that's not the point. It is a pretty good book and … [Read More...]