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It's a strange life

Posted by Eric T. on May 18, 2012 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

"Hey man."

I'm talking to a tinted window in the darkest corner of the parking lot. I know he's in there. He opens the door and I hand him his Yosemite guidebooks and a can of fuel from REI. My neighbor in this blacktop neighborhood is Alik, a friendly Canadian who's in the same training course that I'm taking. Our conversation naturally turns to climbing. We're forced to raise our voices as we're approached by a bizarre machine that I can only describe as a huge vacuum cleaner mounted ...

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Posted by Eric T. on April 24, 2012 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hoo boy...

It's been quite a while since my last post. What I'm wondering is not why I haven't written in so long, but more; why do I feel compelled to write now?

A few reasons. It's spring, which gets the gears in my head whirring into redline. The time of year when the reasonable part of my mind leans back in his chair with his arms crossed and smiles at the mayhem going on around him, content that he won't have to work again ...

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What am I doing?

Posted by Eric T. on February 18, 2011 at 12:12 AM Comments comments (0)

In writing an email to a friend, I realized that it was easier to tell him my thoughts on life at the moment than it is to write a blog. So I'll post a slightly abbreviated version of the email. It's a bit of insight to my life right now.



Good to hear that you're surviving, however. And I'm glad to hear interest in a touring setup. I'm longing for a good bike tour, I'm thinking about disappearing for a month or so in the spring. The Northeast soun...

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If it's not greasy, I won't eat it.

Posted by Eric T. on February 9, 2011 at 8:16 PM Comments comments (0)

I find that I only really write here when I have absolutely nothing to do. I often forget I even have a website, and am usually suprised when I find that it hasn't been shut down from underuse. I put this thing together when I was in Florida, and my feelings on that state alone should allow you to understand how bored and sad I was when it came into being. But now I have it, and I should probably update it more often. I don't have much use for a website except for keeping friends who have sca...

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The Big Ditch

Posted by Eric T. on November 17, 2010 at 11:03 PM Comments comments (0)

Late last August, I was peacefully living my own life, when my friend Nate called me. Nate is a raft guide on the Grand, and he asked me if I wanted to go on a 2 week Grand Canyon rafting trip. Well, yes, said I. When?

You'd be leaving at 6:00am tomorrow morning, said he.

I had a feeling it was something like that, said I.

And so it was. I broke plans with everyone that I'd had them with and packed in a fury for the 5 hour drive to Flagstaff. Shaking with excitement and caff...

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