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Day 236: Summit

You can reach the summit of Grandfather Mountain, at Calloway Peak, by way of three different trails. My goal is to hike all three over the next couple of months. Today, I took the kids up the Daniel Boone Scout … Continue reading

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Day 219: Chart

Speaking of shortcomings: Today I started my day by yelling at a recorded voice. OK, so I was a little frustrated by the repeated prompts of “I’m sorry, I didn’t quite get that. It sounded like you wanted to order … Continue reading

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Day 215: Gain

We took a hike along the Little Wilson again to do some climbing. It’s been cold and drizzly for the past few days, so when we got two days of sun in a row, it seemed like a good time … Continue reading

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Day 213: Sync

We took a trip down the Nolichucky River today. We did a nine-mile stretch, with quite a few sections of Class III and Class IV rapids. We had a blast, but it also provided a great reminder of how important … Continue reading

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Day 204: Knit

We have another movie that’s about to start, so I want to keep this post short. This afternoon, some friends from Atlanta stopped by to visit. They were staying at a lodge about an hour and a half up the … Continue reading

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Day 187: Narrate

Sorry if these posts seem a bit truncated lately–it will probably remain that way for the next week as we go through the final push of loading up for the move… that and my oldest son’s National Championship, which happens … Continue reading

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Day 180: Inventory

We just rolled back into town after taking a day trip down to see my in-laws. It’s another late night entry, and I’m tired…. so tonight’s posting will have to be brief. I’m coming up on the half-way mark on … Continue reading

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Day 176: Lighten

Something sort of strange happened today. I walked into an administrator’s office this afternoon to handle some business or another. He was not in, but I talked to his assistant for a little while. After a few moments, she interrupted … Continue reading

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Day 159: Trim

I’ve been thinking about “the wind” today…. There’s a passage in Emerson’s “Self-Reliance” where he draws upon a metaphor from sailing: The voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tacks. See the line from a … Continue reading

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Day 151: Disinvest

Somewhere around five o’clock tonight–as I was straddling the intake duct on the heat pump in an attic well over 100 degrees, wrestling with a disassembled, solid oak crib–it dawned on me that (once again), the day had gone somewhat … Continue reading

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