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Craigslist scores

I love Craigslist! Missoula’s CL is especially robust – there’s dozens of free listings every day, for instance. Katt and I found a one-month apartment sublease this spring for $200 on CL. Check it out: Today I took the U-haul back to Gilly’s and rode my bike back home …

Life in the Zoo! (Missoula!)

Well, finally, I’ve done it! No, not just FINALLY update my blog, but I became not homeless! Katt and I now have a funkly little two-bedroom house with a big yard in Missoula, and we love it! I cannot tell you what a relief it is to be settled, finally! …


Alaska – Junior Iditarod 2012

This week I am in Wasilla, Alaska, in support of Aiyana Ferraro’s bid to race the Junior Iditarod. Aiyana is Doug and Jen Ferraro’s 14-year-old daughter who lives in Victor, Montana. The Ferraros have been great friends of mine for many years; Jen and I met in Missouri in college, …

Lost Gear List

The other day I got to thinking, “how much gear have I lost over the years?” Some of us can recall that movie or CD that somehow turns up missing, after you haven’t thought about it for a year or more. Did you loan it to someone and then forget …

Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!

Today is one of the happiest days of my life!! Today is the day that my forever girl, beautiful Kathryn McClaine becomes my roommate! That’s right, we’ve moved in with each other!!! The first day of the rest of my life starts now!! I am SOOO lucky!! I love her …

Mark Twain

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain


Ballsheimers: noun 1. a condition characterized by a stunt that rides the fine line between “hardcore” and “stupid,” with a subsequent lack of memory or recall of the event. (e.g., “You don’t remember bombing that sick run? What do you have, Ballsheimers?” -Daryl Greaser, August 2011

holeplugger – noun. 1. one who plugs holes, e.g. a caver 2. niche-filler