Returning to Kilimanjaro
Mar07

Returning to Kilimanjaro

Five years ago this week, I was climbing Kilimanjaro. With a little luck and a whole bunch of help from my African friends, I reached Uhuru peak around 6:45 am on March 12, 2010.  A couple of weeks after I returned, I wrote 6,500 words documenting the experience.   Since that time, I haven’t re-read or edited what I originally wrote.  Jennifer has consistently encouraged me to, not only write more about that trip, but to share...

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60 Hours in Dallas for the National Championship
Feb10

60 Hours in Dallas for the National Championship

I said there would be no regrets for this one. I lied. This isn’t regret for staying home instead of traveling to Dallas to watch Ohio State take on Oregon. No, the regret came from eating what I can only approximate was around 10 pounds of brisket, beef ribs, sausage, burnt ends on Sunday…for lunch. Follow that up with a 20+ ounce bone in ribeye for dinner and you might have some regret. I’m pretty sure my roommates...

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Drunken Travel Chronicles: Flight to Phoenix
Dec03

Drunken Travel Chronicles: Flight to Phoenix

So, I attempted to document my recent trip to Phoenix using the Notes App of my iPhone. I had been having a pretty shitty day up to this point, and needless to say drowned my sorrows a bit before ever stepping out the door. What follows is a mostly unedited version of my notes (I had to clean up some of the spelling/grammar for clarity): Traveling solo. What can you say? It can be brutal, or you can make the most of it. It’s...

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Kevin Costner, Fireball and a bus trip to Atlanta
Dec02

Kevin Costner, Fireball and a bus trip to Atlanta

Kevin Costner said it – Clevelanders love their drink. No more evident than a trip to Atlanta for a Cleveland Browns football game sponsored by the Charlotte Brown’s Backers. 40 Ohio transplants travelling on a bus from Charlotte to Atlanta, with wheels up @ 10 am on Saturday morning and returning after the game on Sunday evening. For those counting, that’s the potential for 36 hours of laughs, shenanigans, and basic Tom Foolery. From...

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Notes from the Fatherland
Nov10

Notes from the Fatherland

We played with house money for five days.  Relaxed, loose; or at least as loose as you can while travelling overseas.  Pressure’s off when the “Wines of Germany” outfit pays for your airfare, car and hotel for a 4 day/3 night trip to Germany.  And that’s how we tackled our short trip to Germany, Jennifer’s first visit, my second. I invested very little time studying the initiary that was created for...

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