Monthly Archives: October 2011

In Planning Mode

Last April, as soon as we signed the papers to order our travel trailer, I dreamed of traveling south, pulling the trailer behind us to Florida and parking it in one of the beach-front campgrounds we had seen a few … Continue reading

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Badly injured. But, luckily, not number 33

On Tuesday, the City of Chicago launched a campaign aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian-versus-automobile accidents. Thirty two mannequins are lined up along Wacker Drive, each one wearing a shirt that says “One of 32,” representing the number of … Continue reading

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Micro-brewed fun

Last weekend was a weekend of firsts – first time to Crazy Horse Campground, first time visiting New Glarus, Wisc., and first time tasting the beer that is brewed there. Brian was familiar with New Glarus’ flagship beer, Spotted Cow, … Continue reading

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Camping at Crazy Horse – Check!

Remember that end-of-summer bucket list I made a few weeks ago? Yeah, I kinda forgot about it, too. BUT(!!) I managed to check something off of it over the weekend. I bought a Groupon for Crazy Horse campground in Brodhead, … Continue reading

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My avatar needs a shape-up week!

Several months ago I came across a blog post from The Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney that talked about the “Shape-up Week” concept. She said that occasionally she will have these weeks during which she is 100% committed to her … Continue reading

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Finding the things worth seeing

Last summer I followed with great interest the blog imjustwalking.com which chronicled the trip Matt Green took by foot across the United States. At the end of his journey I wrote this blog about it. Recently, as I was going … Continue reading

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Job(s) well done

I’ve been reflecting over the past week about the death of Steve Jobs and why we are all so profoundly sad at the loss, and what it all means for the future of Apple, of technology, of innovation. While the … Continue reading

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