Presentation: Backpacking the John Muir Trail

Another last-minute plug here. I went to a great presentation at True Heights Equipment Outfitters in Dayton, OH the other night and I’ll be going again tonight to watch a presentation from Lucy about her trip on the John Muir Trail. For more information check out the event listing at True Heights Equipment Outfitters. If…

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A Can of Soup

It started with a can of soup. I was 4 years old.  My sister and brothers were at the cool place they got to go every day while I stayed home with Mom. It was called “school,” but to me it was the greatest place on the planet because it was somewhere I couldn’t go….

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Warrior Hike’s “Walk Off The War”

Last night I attended a presentation by 2014 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Jesse “The Viking” Swensgard. Jesse is a USAF veteran who thru-hiked via the Warrior Hike “Walk Off The War” program. The idea behind Walk Off The War is to assist combat veterans transition to civilian life through the therapeutic nature of long-distance hiking. Warrior…

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SPARCS 2014 Conference (Free Live Stream)

SPARCS is an organization dedicated to scientific research and debate regarding canine behavior. This year the topics include aggression and conflict, personality and temperament, and science in training. The speakers will touch on topics such as why different breeds act differently, neuroscience of behaviors, neurochemistry of behavior and motivation, temperament and personality (both canine and…

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The Tour de Donut

Entries are open for a very cool event in Ohio. The Tour de Donut. I rode in this “race” last year and had a blast. I rode the 16-mile route. I finished in about the middle of my class, as expected, and toward the back of the pack of all riders, also as expected. I…

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How to change a bicycle innertube

Here in southeastern Indiana we’re having a bit of ping-pong weather–it’s going back and forth between deep cold and reasonably close to spring. This has spurred me on to clean up my gear and prep it for the upcoming warm weather. My bike had a couple of flats that I needed to attend to. I’m…

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