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A Salsa of Wine and Fish

While not a salsa–in a food sense–but certainly a dance, I recently experienced a food and wine moment where the wine and the meal, while both delicious, when paired brought out the best in both.  A great team effort. The recipe … Continue reading

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Goodbye Old Friend

One of my climbing partners retired last week.  I have mixed feelings about this change of events.  I should be happy for the climbs, domestic and international, that we have shared over the last five years but there is a … Continue reading

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Iranian Climbers Exchange: The First Half

The Iranian Climbers Exchange project that I wrote about in May has evolved from a concept into reality.  It is one thing to make up a list of who might go to Iran next year if the stars align, it … Continue reading

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North Fork 50: The Trail is only part of the Race

Normally I would not consider dropping a race.  This time was a unique set of circumstance that had me thinking about doing it.  Many excuses ricocheted around my brain leading up to Saturday reminding me of Lucy’s enjoyment of baseball on … Continue reading

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Market Day in Antigua

Saturday is market day in Antigua, Guatemala.  While the marketplace, or mercado, is open all week the number of vendors—selling their crops, livestock or wares—increases one day a week.  Most markets in Latin America have a day that is the … Continue reading

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North Fork 50: a Colorado Mountain Ultra

    NF50Pic1 Yet another race approaches but this time I do not feel as prepared.  After last month’s Laurel Highlands Ultra my running has been minimal at best.  A minor injury post race and then my last minute trip … Continue reading

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Gone South for the Fourth

Antigua, Guatemala can best be described as a city robed in decaying elegance. Its golden days as a capital of the Spanish Empire in the New World are far behind it. The old cobblestone streets provide a self imposed speed … Continue reading

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