Category Archives: Thoughts and Musings

The Secret Key to Becoming an Adventurer

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Climbing a tree at Black Hawk State Historic Site

If you want to know how to lead an adventurous life, look no further. In this post you’ll find the secret to becoming an adventurer. Read on…

7 Tricks for Beating Cabin Fever

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Jail cell.

Feeling boxed in? Going a little stir crazy? Tired of being stuck inside? Sounds like you’ve got cabin fever! Don’t worry, these seven tricks will help you deal with being trapped inside during the winter weather.

Four Reasons Not To Run a Spartan Race

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Spartan Sprint,mud obstacle

Many thanks to Spartan Race for granting permission to use their photos on my blog. I don’t think this post would have been nearly as interesting without them, so I’m very grateful! On December 6th, I ran a Spartan Sprint with my brother Tim at Castaic Lake State Recreation Area in Southern California. This was my first ever Spartan Race,… Read more »

Take Advantage of this Powerful *Free* Tool?

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In the relatively brief time I’ve been publishing this blog, I’ve written about a myriad of topics, or so it feels anyway. I’ve talked about how to put some money aside for adventuring. I’ve told you about books I’m  reading and suggested some that you might be interested in picking up and thumbing through yourself. I’ve warned you not to… Read more »

The Liebster Award

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Recently, my friend Allysse nominated me for a Liebster Award. I was very excited about this for a couple of reasons. First, it introduced me to some new blogs I was unfamiliar with, and I’m already enjoying what I’m reading. Second, it gives me an opportunity to answer some questions about myself and my blog, and Allysse asks really good… Read more »

A Special Halloween Message

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Halloween. It’s my favorite holiday. I love it, though probably not for the reasons you’d expect. It’s not the pagan tradition, though I do admit to feeling a spiritual draw to the holiday. It’s not the children in costumes, though I do take delight in seeing them. It’s not horror movies and scary stories, though I love experiencing them. And it’s… Read more »

My Hand! An Update…

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Yesterday morning I had my cast removed. My broken bones have fused, but there is still some bruising and swelling. Nothing severe, just uncomfortable with a little pain thrown in to keep things interesting. I have never been more excited to wash my hands than I was yesterday! Now my hand is confined to a brace. It’s not glamorous, but… Read more »

Don’t Pigeonhole Yourself

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This isn’t a surprise to people who know me, but this isn’t my first blog. I previously had a blog about my attempts at printmaking, which was on the same site as my earlier blog that was a web-comic I briefly wrote and drew whilst unhappy with a job situation. Before that I had a livejournal where various friends and… Read more »

A Broken Hand Breaks my Timetable!

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Well friends, please allow me to apologize in advance for the delay in my upcoming posts. I promise that they’re all coming, I’m just not moving very quickly on the keyboard at the moment because my right hand is in a cast. I took a little fall yesterday while on a hike, and while trying to self-arrest, I landed on my… Read more »

Welcome Back

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For those of you who may not know, I got married on the fifth. It was a nice ceremony, lots of great people, and then Clarissa and I ran off to the Black Hills for a few days to honeymoon in our own intrepid way. Well, the honeymoon is over. That means that we’re back in the Quad Cities, back… Read more »

You Don’t Need Permission

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Chances are there’s something in your life that you’d like to do, but you’ve just never gotten around to it. You’re breaking Rule Number 3, and you’re waiting to start later. It happens to all of us; we don’t necessarily know how to make it happen, and since no one else around us is doing it, we feel like we… Read more »