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I'm happy to announce yesterday I entered into a relationship with Ema Dotsi.  I know this might come as a shock to some of my friends and family but when it's right it's right.  I met Ema on a recent trip to Bhutan.  She was getting some sun on a rooftop and her glossy red skin and firm curves w...
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Begging Bowls of Bangkok:


We spent the morning in an old neighborhood looking for begging bowls handmade in the traditional way since 1700.  We found the craftspeople and saw much of the sandbagging.   Kim is delighted to now have a real begging bowl.  Right now the floods here have receded but t...
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A few weeks ago I decided to take on the Chicago marathon.  Not that one, the Chicago Shoreline Marathon, which is a 26-mile paddle along the shoreline of Chicago, hence the name.  Well this year, due to the water and air show, they shortened it to 18 miles which sounded even better considering t...
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Categories: Kayak Racing

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Eskimo Roll, Kayak Roll, C to C, Sweep Roll, blah, blah, blah. If you're a kayaker you've heard from the beginning that you're going to need to master this bugger or as they like to say, make it "bomb-proof". First, let me say I've yet to meet anyone who enjoys being strapped to a kayak and held ...
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Categories: Kayaking

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This spring I was on a kayaking trip through the Exumas in the Bahamas, and one particularly cool night, our group decided to have a fire on the beach. We agreed we would not be burning any treated wood as this would logically release the chemicals used in the preservation of the wood into the at...
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Categories: environment