Tag Archives: water

Whitewater rafting @ Jim Thorpe

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Last week a group of us from work went to Jim Thorpe. Pocono Whitewater Rafting company very smoothly transitioned us from warm dry sunny forest with a soft breeze to a wet-as-heck craziness of a boat ride. For some odd reason my camera battery died 10 minutes into it so we had a shit-ton more […]

Why skate?!

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Why do I skate? I’m not going to blabber about the workout value, or the social value of getting out to spend a few hours with friends. No. I’ll go straight to getting to know your city.  We skated to Navy Yard, again. What’s the value of going to the sample place over and over? Well, […]

Dragon Boat festival

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Did you know anything about the International Dragon Boat festival?  Me neither.  But apparently there is such a thing (link is to the Philly race).  A few short months ago a friend of mine approached me with a strange request to occupy my Thursdays with sweat and water.  Oh, but why would I possibly refuse such […]

The Big Island, Hawaii

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No, I cannot say I love Hawaii.  It’s part of the continental USA and it’s a little bit boring.  Having said that… HAWAII!!!  This is a super-welcome break from the norm and a superb trip.  I’ve been here some years ago.  It’s actually been so long ago…  I was a very different person back then… […]

Wisconsin, 2013

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So I took a day to visit my good friends in Wisconsin.  One of my first publications is with Alexey and we keep reasonably close contact for the last 10+ years.  He just doesn’t seem to change and neither does his wife; their daughter, however, is no longer 12… she’s 21.  WOW!  That was a […]