Category Archives: Kayaking

How A Bad Expedition Spawns A Tradition – Conclusion

One of the under-publicized advantages of being old is that people tend to ignore the fact that you repeat yourself when you speak. I’m not sure that forgiveness applies when you write, however, so I am faced with the dilemma … Continue reading

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How A Bad Expedition Spawns A Tradition – Part II

The trouble with telling long stories is that I sometimes forget where I was when I paused, and I start re-telling the same things all over again. Fortunately, as this is a multi-part blog post, I was able to read … Continue reading

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How A Bad Expedition Spawns A Tradition

Fifteen years ago, I decided to take up the sport of kayaking. At an age (50+) when I should not have been so, I was much too cocky in my innate ability to paddle a kayak. Thus, I didn’t bother … Continue reading

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The Cornish Coast Deserves A Toast

Men, I ask your absolution in advance. I am about to make a confession that might stir agreement deep in your souls, though most of you will remain silent. What might that declaration be? Simply put, it is this. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Duds, Buds and Suds

Arnold Schwarzenegger: “Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.” Two events occurred last week that signaled a potential crisis on the horizon for yours truly. The consequences of the first event, one of national … Continue reading

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Planning A Spontaneous Road Trip

J. R. R. Tolkien: “Not all who wander are lost.” Mark Twain:  “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” Great news! Tomorrow I’m going on a road trip! What? You’re not excited for me? If … Continue reading

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Butting In On The Science Of Fitness

Isaac Asimov:  “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’” Stephen Wright:  “When I die, I am leaving my body to science fiction.” Two scientific reports have come … Continue reading

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Branding the Old Folks

Francois de la Rochefoucald:  “Old people love to give advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.” Grace Slick:  “I don’t want to see old people doing rap or rock and roll. It makes me cringe.” … Continue reading

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You Don’t Always Lose When You Snooze

Henny Youngman:  “If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.” I went kayaking last Tuesday evening for the first time this season. It being late in the year for me to start, … Continue reading

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Kayaking or Canoodling, A Paddling Perspective by the Ol’ Philosophizer

Groucho Marx:  “If you heard this story before, don’t stop me, because I’d like to hear it again.” Warmer weather has finally arrived in the Northeast, and that means it’s time for me to think about breaking out my kayak. … Continue reading

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