Monthly Archives: December 2013

Summit meeting. Snowboarders and skiers admire the view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from 11,000 feet high.

Top Five Work-Outs of 2013, Part 5

Number 1) Skiing at Mammoth Mountain. None of the preceding adventures came with a price for admission, which is one of the reason to love the great outdoors. It’s also...
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The view from the Inn the next morning...

Top Five Work-Outs of 2013, Part 4

Number 2) Running the Peak District Part of the fun of travel for me is the opportunity to run somewhere new. I’ve seen so much of so many cities and...
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A panoramic view from the Mount Tremper fire tower

Top Five Work-Outs of 2013, Part 3

Number 3) Hiking the Catskills Fire Towers For Mother’s Day, my wife, wisely eschewing the commercial Sunday brunch, asked me to find us a good family hike. I suggested climbing...
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Lake Champlain at North Beach: A pretty swell (and swell-free) place to swim. Pic by Posie Strenz

Top Five Work-Outs of 2013, Part 2

Number 4) Swimming Lake Champlain Swimming has long been a weak spot for me in terms of both endurance and speed. Yet, I just love how eneregized I feel after a...
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Bikes

Top Five Work-Outs of 2013, Part 1.

It’s good to throw some sporting competition into your life. It helps you set definable goals that, with hard work and training – and a certain degree of luck come...
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Morrissey Autobiography, Published by Penguin Classics. In the UK only.

Morrissey and The Nosebleeds: Setting The Record Straight

I’m sure nobody who reads Morrissey’s Autobiography expects every word to be true. Fact-checking tends to be the provenance of the third party biographer, who is expected to conduct thorough...
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No More Silence

No More Silence

As we approach the one–year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, there is no point pretending this has been an easy twelve months in American culture and politics. A horrendous...
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Paul Hanley, Si Wolstencroft, Dave Simpson and Steve Hanley discuss The Fall.

Louder Than Words: Telling Stories

Between November 15 and 17, I participated in the inaugural Louder Than Words festival in Manchester. An outgrowth of the popular website Louder Than War, the Festival billed itself as...
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