Category Archives: Commentary

2020! Update!

Now, I am hoping to get to Ecuador for the New Years travel window. Keeping my finger crossed!

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2020!

Due to the COVID pandemic my planned 2020 summer trip to Ecuador to climb on the Avenida de Volcans has been postponed.

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2019 – Kilimanjaro and The Serengetti!

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World Cup 2018 – Russia!

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Zion

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Happy 50th Birthday HAL!

Today marks the 50th Birthday of the greatest movie ever made: 2001 A Space Odyssey.

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The Ship of Theseus versus The Clones

The goal is not to create a copy of yourself, that’s just creating another being. No, the idea is to slowly, and continuously over time, regenerate and/or replace every constituent part of your body including your neurons. It is the … Continue reading

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Nietzsche Quote of the Day

A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies. — Nietzsche (@JustNietzsche) February 10, 2018  

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World Cup 2018 – Russia

Finally it is here!!!….World Cup 2018 – Russia I’m heading to Eastern Europe for the 2018 World Cup – Russia and then touring around to catch a couple of Pearl Jam shows. New York – Istanbul – Moscow – St. … Continue reading

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Western States 100 Race Report

 “I Will Finish” 2014 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run Race Report The shot gun blast cut the cold pre-dawn air and the 363 runners were off. The first three miles climb straight up the Squaw Valley ski slopes right … Continue reading

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Encephalitis at 20 Years

September 28th, 1996…I awoke feeling a bit ill, just as the night before. Not a serious illness, but flu like symptoms, a stomach ache and just over all sickness. I remember lying on the coach and watching a Notre Dame … Continue reading

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The Conventions

Saved here for posterity: My posts on the two conventions. The Conventions 2016 DNC DNC Day 1: Just when we thought it was safe after the RNC we have Putin and wikileaks and a Wasserman-Schulz resignation. Dios Santo. May we … Continue reading

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Great Minds

These quotes appeared immediately next to each other on my twitter feed: Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being. — Plato (@PlatoQuote) May 21, 2016 And: There is no hope for the satisfied mind. — Hunter … Continue reading

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100 Years of Solitude

After three years I finally finished 100 years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It was one of those books that I picked up and put down many times. I have enjoyed several other books by Marquez, but I guess … Continue reading

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Tweet of the Day

Men do not climb mountains because “they are there.” They climb them because life is meaningless. #Everest — Werner Twertzog (@WernerTwertzog) May 18, 2016  

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