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A Tribute to My Father

Only about one person in 1,461 is born on February 29. They’re the 0.07%. My father was one of them.

Today would have been his 22nd birthday.

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Merry Christmas Rocks

There is another State Nature Preserve that I’ve been aware of for a long time: Christmas Rocks. However, it was closed to the public and required a permit to visit it (and I’d never inquired to find out was what necessary to get a permit—I always figured you had to be part of something like a college class). Anyways, Hiker White, who comments here, let me know that the Preserve has been opened up for general visitors.

So that was yesterday’s hike.

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More Barefoot Sailors

When I wrote about Barefoot Sailors, the example I used was the Spanish-American war (during the blockade of Cuba). It really only showed those sailors doing their exercises on deck in bare feet.

But what about real sailing (as opposed to powered) ships?

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The Sickle of Life

Bird feeders give life. I’ve had so many different birds there. But they also attract the sorts of birds that take advantage of that.

So this is what I saw outside my window yesterday afternoon.

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Another Lost in the Wild: Cody Lundin

In Lost in the Wild: Cody Lundin I highlighted a short-lived show that starred Cody Lundin. That particular episode was filmed in Nova Scotia.

There is another episode online.

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Escarpment Escapement

Yesterday I returned to the Hocking State Forest around Cantwell Cliffs in Hocking Hills. Temperature was above 50°. That’s not even a challenge anymore for hiking barefoot.

My challenge, though, was to work my way along the escarpment of one of the gorges there.

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Here is a story that makes me think this whole country is just losing its mind: Mother to face charges for unusual punishment.

What did she do? Make her 10-year old walk to school.

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