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P.S. (I realize this is just a few hours after the previous diary . . . but, well, it _is_ Sunday AM where I live, and I'm too busy tomorrow morning to wait until then). P.P.S. (This is the first ...
by A DC Wonk
Comment Count 21 comments on Sat Nov 21, 2009 at 11:05 PM PST with 8 Recommends
Good morning everyone! A recurring theme in my series is that I've discovered that the strategies I've been using to simply eat less calories turn out to be pretty much the same strategies for ...
by A DC Wonk
Comment Count 38 comments on Wed Oct 28, 2009 at 09:06 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Good morning everyone! They started re-doing my kitchen this week. Completely. My wife and I are looking forward to cooking some healthy meals when they're done. In the meantime, however, all ...
by A DC Wonk
Comment Count 28 comments on Thu Oct 15, 2009 at 04:34 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Good morning everyone! A quick recap. In part one I introduced myself, and described ...
by A DC Wonk
Comment Count 28 comments on Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 07:48 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Good morning everyone! A quick recap. In part one I introduced myself, and described ...
by A DC Wonk
Comment Count 29 comments on Thu Oct 08, 2009 at 04:25 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Good morning everyone. First, I want to thank all those who gave me such positive feedback ...
by A DC Wonk
Comment Count 55 comments on Thu Oct 01, 2009 at 04:10 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
"You’re on a fast road to an early death." Me? Was my doctor talking about me? The same guy who won track medals at his town’s annual 4th of July open track meet? The guy ...
by A DC Wonk
Comment Count 38 comments on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 04:20 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
"Beware of marmots," read the signs. I've seen marmots before, cute furry animals about the size of a large cat. I scoff until I see the parked cars, tarped and covered with chicken wire, baling ...
by RLMiller
Comment Count 42 comments on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 05:07 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
Henry David Thoreau's visit to the north Maine woods inspired him to become an early advocate of what became national forests and national parks: The kings of England formerly had their ...
by RLMiller
Comment Count 35 comments on Tue Jul 14, 2009 at 05:08 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
At the age of seven, I was bravely following my cousin walking across the waist-high Merced River when I stepped into a deep spot, hit a current, and was swept downstream a few hundred yards. My ...
by RLMiller
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Jul 07, 2009 at 05:02 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
On June 13, 2009, a hiker climbing up the Half Dome cables in Yosemite National Park fell to his death. Almost immediately thereafter, calls went out to install a permit system, require hikers to ...
by RLMiller
Comment Count 46 comments on Tue Jun 23, 2009 at 04:45 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Yes, you read that right: this weekend, admission fees to national parks -- which can be $25 at the most popular parks -- will be waived. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar put out ...
by RLMiller
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Jun 16, 2009 at 05:00 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
This diary has nothing whatsoever to do with -global warming- -climate crisis- figments of the imagination and its impact on The Park Formerly Known as Glacier. This time, I'm talking about a much ...
by RLMiller
Comment Count 29 comments on Tue Jun 30, 2009 at 04:58 PM PDT with 53 Recommends
California can't take care of its state parks. For anyone who missed last week's Healthy Minds & Bodies ...
by RLMiller
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 04:59 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
On this Saturday, National Trails Day , hike a California state park, while you still can. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to close Sutter's ...
by RLMiller
Comment Count 72 comments on Tue Jun 02, 2009 at 04:58 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
The amendment by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) to the credit card legislation, to permit guns in national parks, has passed and has been signed by President Obama. It's been hotly debated here and ...
by RLMiller
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue May 26, 2009 at 05:14 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Arches National Park and its environs has been generating a lot of news lately. In December 2008, Tim DeChristopher sabotaged the Bush administration's midnight auctions of oil and gas leases near ...
by indigoblueskies
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue May 19, 2009 at 04:59 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Ever tried a Kennedy Walk? Can you hike 50 miles in one day? It's a great challenge for a Democratic activist: honor one of our great Presidents while knowing that you're in prime physical marching ...
by indigoblueskies
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue May 05, 2009 at 05:00 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
So you want to know the secrets of this park? You're planning a trip this summer to camp in Yosemite Valley*? You want to see the prettiest waterfalls**? You're planning to drive to your campsite, ...
by indigoblueskies
Comment Count 53 comments on Tue May 12, 2009 at 05:07 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
This past weekend I was stuck in a hotel and had to use the treadmill to get a workout. I hate treadmills! This treadmill is a state of the art Precor. I still hate treadmills! It even has its ...
by indigoblueskies
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 05:06 PM PDT with 14 Recommends