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When in the comforting embrace of home there come irresistible temptations to sleep in late, to watch movies, and to procrastinate writing blog entries. It’s been a week since our return, and I apologize to any readers who are still … Continue reading

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Last days in LA

Los Angeles has been a blast, especially thanks to the hospitality we have received from Zagy’s family and from the Bass/Glovers. We spent our Friday afternoon bodysurfing at Venice beach, and with Zagy and I busting our muscles at Muscle … Continue reading

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Getty

Baz, Nani, and I slogged through LA traffic to visit the Getty museum yesterday. Incredible architectural design! The museum’s great white walls made it seem like a castle atop the cityscape. They are made of rough blocks of fossilized travertine, … Continue reading

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Yell stone and get Yellowstone

Parents, you can relax, we’re out of bear country. It’s been quite a change of pace here in Los Angeles: Zagy and I have been playing games in the pool, when ninety-six hours earlier we were minding our mileage through … Continue reading

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Last day in Colorado

When one is in alpine territory, far out of earshot or of any cell phone signal, what is the most dangerous thing for him to be feeling? It’s not fear nor panic, despair nor hopelessness, not hunger, thirst, or wooziness, … Continue reading

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Planteneity

Zagy and I have been engaged in an ongoing argument about the merits of spontaneity versus planning. Zagy advocates for a spontaneous approach which, applied to the context we find ourselves in, means driving with no specific destination and hoping … Continue reading

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Dynos at The Spot

Spent the afternoon on Flagstaff mountain, beautiful views!

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The Drive into Boulder was spectacular. Ranches, oil wells, and housing developments began popping up around us, and where the land once intersected with the horizon, a faint view of the Rockies emerged, gradually becoming taller and more tangible as … Continue reading

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Battles with sleep/further battles with I-80

Today we logged another 300+ miles on I-80. Highlights include a 75 mile an hour speed limit, and a sign that said “Friend — exit 369.” Lowlights include not having to turn for 50 mile stretches, and lots of cow … Continue reading

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Battles with I-80

We changed plans a little and kicked off our Fourth of July celebrations with a drive to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. We set off at sunset, under a lemon sky and pink clouds. As we were going along we probably witnessed twenty … Continue reading

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