Get a Sense of Trail Running

A Beginner’s Guide to Running Through the Trees With the weather heating up, it feels like nature is calling. One way to listen in is to get out in  the woods and run! Trail running is a fantastic sport to get into this summer. The cardio, lower body and health benefits are incredible. And running …

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Mountain Biking

On Falling and Pedaling On

“The trails are pretty technical,” Colin, from the Maine Sport bike shop tells me, “a good place to cut your teeth.” I, having never ridden a mountain bike that didn’t come from a yard sale, was suitably spooked. To a beginner, “technical” sounds a lot like “I hope you bring an arm sling.”  This potentially …

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Nature by the Numbers

For some reason today I woke up in a quantitative frame of mind. I think it is in part due to my daily observations and computing of the overall state of the woodshed, which after being pillaged twice, thrice, or more times daily is starting to look a little gaunt around the haunches like a …

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Mental Blizzards

Mid winter brings out questions. Where did the rafter of wild turkeys go that used to flood the woods surrounding our home? Why has the fox who has been barking around 5 am the last few weeks not absconded with one of our hens who are usually cooped up in the woodshed and left unprotected …

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Survival Kits for the Multiverse

I like the idea of multitasking and recently reveled in the expeditious glory of cooking breakfast (burned), sending an email (every other word misspelled) and hanging a family picture on the wall (crooked). I am the master of efficient...well....just never mind the fact that all that sweet multitasking probably ended up taking longer than if …

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Sleepless in Pittston

I found myself awake the other night annoyingly unable to sleep; my mind stuck in a vortextual loop bouncing between money, work and home and back again, three things that I have found are never really worth worrying too much about, although try telling me that at 1:45 in the morning.  I shuffled out of …

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Pace Yourself

Let me just lay it out there: September is a grand month to be alive in this fair state of ours. The days are mostly free from the humidity of July and August, the nights are starting to get cool and are perfect for us who prefer to bury ourselves under the covers to sleep …

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