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K is for Kayak

I spotted my first kayak of the season today. It’s a more telling sign of spring to me than crocuses. We’ve been avid kayakers for quite a few years. We rented one year and bought a couple at a tent sale the following year. We try to go most weekends, mostly local flat water. There […]

G is for GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLSSSS!

Gotta have ’em. Unfortunately, I’m not terribly good at reaching them. My initial enthusiasm soon gives way to …meh… Although I seem to be doing pretty well at this blog challenge, maybe in part because of my interest in reinvigorating this blog that I have allowed to go fallow. Maybe because daily posting has made […]

F is for Fashion

F is for Fashion

I’m not a particularly fashiony person, but I seem to have developed a bit of a style. In the winter, it normally involves leggings or skinny jeans, boots, cardigan and some sort of tank or tee. Like this or this from Pinterest. I like to think that I would be fully prepared in the event […]

E is for Everest

E is for Everest

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know my obsession with all things Everest. And now the 2015 Everest season is upon us. Everest season? What’s that, you ask? Well, because of the extreme altitude and weather conditions, there is a very tight window in which in can be summitted […]

D is for Downtime

Saturday with no major obligations means a little time relax. Today that meant… …a little reading… …watching a little rugby (sporting many layers and drinking a venti latte) …some quality Spenser time… …dinner = Trader Joe’s Chile Lime Chicken Burger, Wegman’s 7 grain salad and a Southern Tier IPA. All together not a bad day. […]

C is for Creativity

C is for Creativity

Creativity intimidates people. They treat it like some mystical, esoteric elixir bestowed upon us grudgingly  by some penurious muse — the purview of artists and writers alone. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Creativity is everywhere and within reach of everyone. A dad who finds a way to coax a reluctant child to sleep. […]

B is for Barking

B is for Barking

Which this little guy…. ..does plenty of. I have employed various strategies to reduce his barking, such as yelling, “Stop barking!” or “Hey, stop barking!” or “Enough barking!” Surprisingly, none of these strategies has worked. Once, in frustration, I smacked him on the nose. He smacked me back (Not kidding). He climbed up on me […]

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