Category Archives: Book IV Excerpt – 2007

The Coffee Manifesto – or what the hell does ‘venti’ mean?

April 24, 2013  Those who know me, know that I am a coffee snob. I’ll date someone who voted for Romney or one of the Bushes before I date someone who drinks Yuban, Sanka or, God forbid, gas station coffee. … Continue reading

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What’s the Klingon word for ‘Rollaway Bed’?

 I am a Star Trek dork. As they say in rehab, admitting it is the first step to recovery. I swear that even though I am a bit of a Trekkie, I have never been to a Star Trek convention, … Continue reading

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Energy Bar Aversion Therapy

Still descending the mountain past Mirror Lake, to say that I’m not doing very well would be a gross understatement. Note to makers of energy bars: have you ever thought of  a rib-eye steak flavored option? THE MOUNT WHITNEY JOURNALS … Continue reading

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Mirror Lake – Sonnets by morning, Dirges in the afternoon

December 20, 2011 Today’s post is excerpt from The Mount Whitney Journals. Like some of my fellow bloggers, the bustle of the holidays makes it hard to be as religious about writing and posting on our blogs as we’d like. … Continue reading

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Marshmallows, Meteors & Macanudos

THE MOUNT WHITNEY JOURNALS  – Book IV – 2007 Saturday, August 11, 2007, Whitney Portal Campground, campsite #7 With the flames rising, we move the camp chairs from the clearing and seat ourselves around the fire. This rates as another … Continue reading

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Pain Tolerance

A Book IV (2007) excerpt. At the time I was working with Richard at his Coral Gables, FL design firm/ad agency. I’d relocated across the country in August of ’06 for the job and had been working for just a … Continue reading

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Finally…

Regarding my “The Mount Whitney Journals” workflow, I’m in the process of transcribing Book IV (2007) and writing the rough draft of Book V (2009). I’m hoping to start Book VI (2010) by May 1st. Generally, the way I work … Continue reading

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