Category: Adventures

The temperatures have been at or below freezing for a few days. Today, I wanted to get out in the afternoon and have a walk in the park. There is a stream that runs through it and I wanted to see if it had been cold enough to freeze all or part of it. Fortunately, it has been. I was able to spend a few peaceful moments next to it, listening to the water flow beneath the ice. I took…

If I’m being honest, I have to admit that I’m a middle of the book kind of guy as far as technical books go. I like to dive right in, figure the good stuff out, and then work my way through the book, using the index, to cover the bits that I need to know right now. I think that they might call that impatient, but I’m not sure. 😉 Rarely do I read a technical book, especially about cameras…

Usually, when I think of Christmas, I think of it as a time for family gatherings, sitting around chatting, laughing, drinking a bit of eggnog or whatever is your “thing”. This Christmas Day has been a nice, quiet, laid back time of contemplation. Time to think, consider, and of course be grateful. I was looking through my various files, seeing where I’ve been on different Christmas days. Two years ago, I was on a house boat in southern India! Last…

So, in my previous post, Paul vs. The Volcano, I talked about the hike up Pacaya. Once we reached the top, the guides said: Let’s go “down” into the lava fields. What? That means we’d have to climb back up! I’ve already down lots of up-climbing. Can’t we stay here? 😀 Well, I may have ridden a horse, but I’m no quitter! Away we go. Down. Down. Down. As I found out later, when we came back up, we had…

As my last act on my final full day in Antigua, Guatemala, I decided to climb a volcano. Actually, the decision was made a week or two before. I had solicited the opinions of a few people. None of them said that it was difficult; however, as I’ve learned before, opinions are based on the person’s own experience. What may not be difficult to you may be difficult to someone else, and vice versa. So, what the heck, I decided…

Some years ago, I signed up with a credit monitoring service named Identity Guard. About a month ago, I was looking at my monthly bills, etc, and thought: Hmmmm. I’ve had this account for 4 or 5 years, or whatever, and I’m paying $15 per month and nothing has ever happened. I wonder if I still need it. Well, as an answer to my wonderings, some days later I got a notification that there was a new credit inquiry on…

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