In the beginning

That has to be one of the most overused first post titles, but it seemed a fitting place to start. My last manager has a son who is a boy scout. This young scout had set out to achieve a traditional boy scout award: the Twelve-month Camping Award. (I’ll call it an award, because I’m not sure if they still get badges.) The premise of the Tweleve-month Camping Award (TMC, from here on) is that the youth goes camping once a month for twelve months… and then gets an award.

I enjoy outdoor activities, such as camping, so I thought the TMC was a pretty sweet idea for the scouts. A sweet idea indeed, but somehow out of the realm of possibility for me. But then one night whilst (yeah, that’s right) walking with my ladyfriend and the dog, I ruminated on this idea. It suddenly occurred to me that there is no reason that I couldn’t do this. My goal was officially set. As of March 2008, I will camp at least once a month for the next twelve months.

One of my friends suggested that I start a blog to chronicle my pursuit. So here it is. Great.

For those of you who know me, and because this is a blog, it will probably be filled will all sorts of dribble. Here are some topics you may expect:

  • Running
  • Biking (mountain, commuting, and touring)
  • Canoeing
  • Camping
  • Adventure Racing
  • Orienteering
  • Beer
  • Food/Restaurants
  • Kansas City
  • Wisconsin
  • Technology Related Work Crap
  • Invaluable Wisdom
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4 thoughts on “In the beginning

  1. Thanks Ed.

    That is a sweet Sphix 3. How did you know?

    I’ll have more about the ankle in an upcoming post. But it’s getting better. I’m coming back slowly.

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