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Monthly Archives: August 2015

An Hour Well Spent

In Sacramento, California there is an art gallery I love to visit.  It is not huge and it doesn’t have a lot of big-name artists, but I think that is why I like it more than, say, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.  Yeah, sure that is a crazy thing to … Continue reading »

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Not Because It’s There

I think the most important thing to know about mountain climbing is the motivation for doing it. A greater man than me said he climbed a mountain because it’s there. In August 2000 when I climbed Mt Shasta in northern California my desire was to disobey my aunt. You see, when I was about seven … Continue reading »

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Field Identification of the American Redneck

          In this blog, I am not the tourist but the tour guide and ethnographer. I was on my way back from ten days of doing Vipassana mediation in Jesup, GA with a fellow meditator from Canada. He needed a ride to the Jacksonville airport and since I was going that … Continue reading »

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