Category Archives: Inspiration

The Other Side of the Mountain

The most famous 3 words in the world of mountaineering are “Because it’s there” allegedly spoken by George Mallory when asked why he wanted to climb Mt. Everest.  We all have a Mt. Everest in our lives and some of … Continue reading

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And so it Begins…

Happy New Year!  Oh yes… today is a day that should be like any other and yet it is not because it is the first day we get to start ending the date we note with 2014, instead of 2013 … Continue reading

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Last  weekend when my friend Harold and I rode from Stinson Beach to Marshall and back we encountered a group of people riding with California Bicycling Adventures.   I looked at this one guy’s pannier bedecked bike and noticed he had … Continue reading

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Hump Day Miscellany – on Wednesday!

It’s a miracle!  I’m actually getting this written on the correct day.  Must be that spirit of renewal we are all feeling.  We are all feeling it right?  I am!  So without further ado …. 1). Drive By Compliment – … Continue reading

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Mt. Camaroon Race of Hope – Volcanic Spirit

We interrupt our regular feature, Hump Day Miscellany, to bring you news of a new movie that you need to purchase on DVD to see. The movie is called Volcanic Spirit and tells the story of one of the most … Continue reading

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The Vineman Giveth, The Vineman Taketh Away

Vineman, dear Vineman – why you gotta be like that?
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How Sweet it Is

A recent study of 7 million test scores (made possible by No Child Left Behind which can finally claim something good about itself) has shown that in grades 2 through 11 girls and boys score the same in math. In … Continue reading Continue reading

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From Gryffindor to Harvard

J.K. Rowling gave the commencement speech at Harvard’s Class of 2008 graduation. It is a wonderful and inspirational speech made all the more special to me knowing that my friends Cindy and Gene were sitting in the audience, hearts bursting … Continue reading Continue reading

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