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Thunder Mountain traverse - now and then

Yes, I have been hiking. No, I have not been writing about my hikes. I have been approached by quite a few people over the past 11 months (has it been that long since my last blog?), asking me when I was going to write again. People have talked to me in the grocery store, at yoga practice, on the ski trails in the winter and the hiking trails in the summer. Last night at a classical music concert, someone tapped me on the shoulder and asked me yet again. Tomorrow, I answered. I'm going to write a blog tomorrow.
What About West Peak?

...don't like depending on GPS tracks, since I learned map and compass work the old school way, but it does come in handy now and then. Still, it's good to have strong skills navigating using a system that doesn't rely on battery power.What about...
Everybody into the pool!

...Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore to follow in coming weeks, bringing the total by summer's end to at least 17."Every now and then you have an election cycle that is defined by what can be best described as me-too-ism," says Mo Elleithee, executive...
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Boston bomber will get chance to break silence at sentencing

...his death sentence from the president."If he desperately wanted to save his life and he were willing to express it now and then show a consistent pattern of remorse and good behavior, he would significantly strengthen his case later on," Blecker...
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It takes a village

...could drop her son off at home. The trooper dropped charges and took to checking in on the boy and his mother every now and then. "The mom thinks the trooper saved her younger son's life," de Mello said. There's great power in following...
Empire Editorial: On flags and FedEx, collective action will carry the day

...year, this paper quietly stopped using the name of the Washington professional football team. We might slip every now and then, but we feel the Central Council is right, and we're willing to do our part.Few will care that Newsome tore down...
IS militants attack two cities in Syria

...Idriss Naasan, said the fighting was intense in the morning but sporadic at midday."We hear cracks of gunfire every now and then," Naasan said around noon, adding that he had heard explosions of unknown origin.Kobani-based activist Mustafa...
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Music review: Opera a la Mozart

...Well, I can't say I think much of this tune!"In this otherwise grim presentation, Mozart provided a bit of humor now and then. Translators such as Dent provided some, and this production included a few more, such as cell 'phones, a contemporary...
Running Wild: The good and bad of food

...with the most nutritional value. There are often other factors which are important to take into consideration.Every now and then we are going to be in one of those unique situations when a donut is actually better for our overall health than kale...
Rie Munoz' Alaska: More true than real

...she'd hang her paintings right on the clothesline. Those paintings would go for $30 or $35. (Years later), every now and then someone would come up to my mom and say, 'Rie, I got one of your paintings for $35 way back when, what do you think...


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