Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Temperature isn't everything.
With good sunshine this morning, I planned on a morning hike in the snow. Yet, the winds are blowing about 17 mph, gusting every once in awhile to 20.
Says its 18 on the thermometer.
According to this chart, the chill on my body is near zero. This link will also take you to an actual calculator where you can plug in the numbers yourself. There is information on what it means in terms of frost bite, how it is determined, and much more.
This is a good indicator for full face coverage, sunglasses to protect against snow glare, and layers.
Happy Trails, and best wishes to any south bounders still out on the Appalachian Trail.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
I received an e-mail today warning me of the company which is trolling the Internet to find copyright infringements for the sole purpose of cashing in on them. Fines of up to $150,000 is possible for each infraction. This has been going on for sometime, and now images are being targeted as well.
If you post comments, have a website or blog and use articles from other sources, reading the articles found at that link will help you stay clear of many troubles.
I believe in copyright laws. People who write for a living, research, or are artists should have the benefits of their creative endeavors.
But, to have a firm out there trying to bag an offender, just to fatten their wallets seems wrong.
Economics is a great incentive, however.
Heads up is all I'm saying.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Then, I've been working on a new business idea. "Just because you can doesn't mean you should" is a quote that comes to mind.
I found another good quote in my research: "I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once" Jennifer Unlimited.
With unemployment at 10.3%, it may be necessary to create one's own job. I'm thinking about services for an aging population, a business that would grow with the needs I encounter with my clients.
All food for thought, and ways to use the down time in winter.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
There is more to life than increasing its speed. ....Gandhi
These two quotes have inspired me to offer a challenge. To those who are planning their 2011 hikes, perhaps a thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, or the Appalachian Trail, I challenge you to give yourself at least 5 months to hike your trail, to discover and uncover the mysteries of your journey. Do not try to set speed records, or run the trail. Do not slack pack, or "yellow blaze" (hitch hike around difficult sections or to catch up to friends ahead).
Seems too much emphasis and awe are wasted on the fastest, lightest, biggest, best. Being on a long trail should be more than just an extension of the work life style, of competition and ego, macho tricks and bragging rights.
Maybe we should be setting records for who can stay out the longest.
You may only get to do the trail once. May it bring you joy beyond your wildest dreams. There will be pain, and misery. But this also builds memories that will last a lifetime, memories to build upon.
As they say, Never quit a trail in the rain.
Hike your own Hike.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Can we look at a government option, a plan whereby, like Medicare, we just pay into a central piggy bank, and get medical attention when we need it?
Sunday, December 12, 2010
The mountains are making the weather today. While some places just south of here are getting rain, we're having some real snow. I went to check out my favorite place, the overhang, and was happy to find a nice dry area to play.
Stay dry, ya'll!