Category Archives: Book VI Excerpt – 2010

A Reading from the Gospel of Stupidity 3:17 – A Yosemite Tale

June 30, 2014 Today marks the 150 – year anniversary of President Lincoln’s signing of the Yosemite Land Grant, which put Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove under federal protection. They didn’t use the term ‘National Park’ in those days, … Continue reading

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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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Dumb and Dumber…and then there’s me

Today, a reading from the Holy Gospel of Stupidity 3:17. I wish I could blame my tale on altitude, or dehydration. I like to think we all have moments when we look in the mirror and say, “If I were … Continue reading

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BBQ-ing on the planet Krypton

Happy Autumn, ¬†fellow hikers and other readers. It’s been a while since I’ve posted an excerpt from my book project ‘The Mount Whitney Journals’. I’ve had a wonderful past couple of months hiking locally and in the Sierras, most notably … Continue reading

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