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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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Karma in Texas

I’m counting down the days (23) until this year’s Mt. Whitney climb. I have two more hard training hikes in the next two weeks and then I can taper off and let my body heal a bit. Tomorrow, Wednesday, I … Continue reading

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Hope Valley & Luther Pass: more Autumn colors (Day 2)

October 19, 2011 Please avert your eyes if you don’t like yellows, oranges, reds, greens, blues and earth tones. Day two of last week’s Lake Tahoe/Hope Valley/Mt. Tallac Autumn Color Photo Safari started with my alarm going off at 6 … Continue reading

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Damned Newfangled Cupholders

Greeting fellow mountain people and happy Sunday. A constant theme in my 6 trips to Mt. Whitney is my coffee obsession/addiction. I’ve been drinking coffee since I was in elementary school. Back then, coffee was percolated and Starbucks and Peet’s … Continue reading

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